New Delhi: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel revealed on Sunday that the seven jawans, who got injured in the Bijapur Naxal encounter on Saturday, were out of danger now and rescue teams were also searching for the 21 missing security personnel.
“Seven injured security personnel who were shifted to Raipur are out of danger. 21 personnel are missing and rescue teams are searching for them,” Bhupesh Baghel.
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“I received a call from Union Home Minister Amit Shah. He has sent Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director-General to the state. I’ll return to Chhattisgarh in the evening,” the Chief Minister was quoted as saying by ANI.
Baghel further added that Naxalites are battling their last war for existence as health, education, and other facilities are becoming more and more accessible even in the remote villages.
“Due to this, Naxalites are trying to make their presence known by carrying out such attacks. The state government is not afraid and is determined to take its development work to every village,” the Congress leader added.
Earlier in the day, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had also expressed his deepest condolences over the killing of five jawans in the encounter between the security forces and Naxalites near Tarrem in Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh.
In a social media post over on his official Twitter handle, Amit Shah paid tribute to all the jawans who had lost their lives and said that the nation will never forget their valour.
“I bow to the sacrifices of our brave security personnel martyred while fighting Maoists in Chhattisgarh. Nation will never forget their valour. My condolences are with their families. We will continue our fight against these enemies of peace and progress. May injured recover soon,” Amit Shah tweeted on Sunday.