An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast claimed the lives of 6 security. The blast took place while their vehicle was passing through the Cholnar village, in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district. The deceased included, 4 men from the Chhattisgarh Armed Force and two from the district police force. Others, who were injured in the attack were taken to the hospital in Raipur. Vivekanand Sinha, Inspector General of Police said that the attack occurred as the security personnel were patrolling the area. The blast was so effective that five from the six deceased died on the impact. Search operations have now begun to look for any militants in the region.
Not content with killing the forces, the maoists also took away five automatic rifles, which included two AK-47s and two INSAS rifles. A new batch of CRPF forces have been sent to the area to control the situation and take out any agents of terror and violence.
There has been a deluge of anger and shock at the attack, on social media. Rajnath Singh, the Minister of Home affairs wrote on his twitter account, “Deeply anguished to know about the death of Chhattisgarh police personnel in an IED blast in Dantewada today. My thoughts are with the bereaved families of the martyred police personnel.”
Ashok Gehlot, the former Chief Minister of Rajasthan also put forth his condolences for the deceased, as he wrote on his twitter account, “IED blast in
#Chhattisgarh‘s #Dantewada is deeply distressing. My heartfelt condolences to the families of our security personnel who attained martyrdom. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured jawans.”
Chief Minister Raman Singh is going to visit Dantewada on May 22.