Maoist guerrillas killed the 15 Jawans of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and five policemen in Sukma district of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.
On Monday morning at 10 am, a group of 80 CRPF Jawans came out for a tramp from Tongpal Thana of Sukma district. More than 200 armed Maoists attacked the Jawans in the area of the joint between Jiramghati and Tongpal.
Additional Director General of Police (Intelligence) Mukesh Gupta said that a team of 80 CRPF Jawans and state police were jointly searching in Jiramghati of Tongpal Thana. Maoist militants detonated a powerful explosion at the time. Then they started firing indiscriminately. 44 police could come out intact from the place. However, 15 to 20 Jawans were killed in that attack.
After this deadly attack, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh canceled his Delhi tour and called an emergencey meeting.
Chhattisgarh Police ADG R. K. Vij said that the helicopter was sent to the venue to bring the injured. Senior police officials reached the spot.
The Central Intelligence had warned earlier that there could be Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh before the Lok Shobha election. However, the security measures have been faced the question for the attack.
Maoists attacked devastatingly on ‘Change Journey‘ of Congress in the same region last year. The former opposition leader of Chhattisgarh Assembly Mahendra Karma, former director of Rajnondogaon Uday Mudalia and one Congress worker were killed in that attack. Last week, six CRPF Jawans were killed by Maoist attack in Danteoyara district.