Ahead of the assembly election in Chhattisgarh scheduled later this year, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi reached Raipur airport on Thursday morning. As per the party, Priyanka Gandhi is scheduled to address a public meeting as the grand old party stepped up its electoral preparedness in the state. Pics/PTI
New revelations have been made in the Dantewada attack probe. It has been suspected that the improvised explosive device (IED) used to blow up the police vehicle was planted a day or two before the incident. Moreover, Dantewada ‘mastermind’ Jagdish Sodhi used ‘foxhole mechanism’ to plant the IEDs. The attack claimed the lives of 10 DFG personnel and a civilian.
On April 26, Naxal attack in Chattisgarh's Dantewada sent shockwaves across the nation. A day later, a heart-wrenching video describes the pain that such attacks inflict on families of jawans. DRG jawans, who were killed by high-intensity IED blast, left behind their loved ones in pain and agony. On Apr 27, last respects were paid and the mortal remains of soldiers were taken to their native villages for the last rites. The funeral ceremony of jawan Lakhmu Markam was filled with sorrow and pride. Markam's aggrieving wife even tried to offer herself on the funeral pyre of her husband instead of the braveheart. Hundreds of villagers gathered at his residence to pay their last respects. People raised slogans like "Shaheed Jawan Amar Rahe" during his antim yatra. His supreme sacrifice has made his entire village proud who were bidding him farewell with teary eyes. Villager Chetram Atami condoled the incident however he shared that the whole village is proud of him for sacrificing his life for the country.
Wreaths were laid on Thursday at the bodies of 10 police personnel and a civilian driver who died in a blast carried out by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district. The Chief Minister lent his shoulder to the coffin of one of the jawans on way to a vehicle in which the bodies were being shifted to native places of the dead cops. Ten personnel, belonging to the District Reserve Guard (DRG), and a civilian driver were killed after Maoists blew up their Multi-Utility Vehicle (MUV) which was part of a convoy carrying security personnel in Aranpur police station area of Dantewada on Wednesday afternoon. After paying homage to the personnel who died in the Naxal attack on Wednesday, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said the sacrifices of the jawans will not go in vain and the fight against Maoists will be intensified.
Big moist attack happened in Chhattisgarh on April 26. Vehicle carrying DRG personnel and 10 Jawans were killed in a maoist attack. One driver who was carrying the security personnel was also killed in an IED blast. The incident took place in Dantewada. “Maoists won’t be spread,” said CM Bhagel after the attack. Home minister also contacted CM Bhagel. Combing operations are still underway in Chhattisgarh.
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