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Sukma Naxal attack: Rajnath Singh briefs PM Modi on Maoist ambush

LiveMint logoLiveMint 25-04-2017 PTI

New Delhi/Raipur: Home minister Rajnath Singh on Monday night briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) team in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district in which 25 jawans were killed. Singh will also travel to Raipur on Tuesday to take stock of the situation.

He apprised Modi of the circumstances leading to the attack and steps taken for treatment of those injured in it. The home minister, who is in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, was earlier briefed by Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh on the attack.

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Earlier, Raman Singh held an emergency at his official residence in Raipur with senior administrative and police officials, a public relation officer of the CMO told PTI.

The chief minister took details of the incident in the wake of the attack. He directed the officials to make every necessary arrangement so that the bodies of troopers reach their native places as early as possible, according to the officer.

He also directed to provide best possible medical assistance to the injured personnel admitted in the two hospitals in Raipur.

The chief minister has expressed his condolence to the bereaved families.

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