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Rajnath mourns death of CRPF men, assures help to Bihar govt

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Published on 19 July 2016 11:23 AM GMT

Rajnath mourns death of CRPF men, assures help to Bihar govt
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New Delhi: Expressing condolences to the brave martyrs, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday assured Bihar government to povide every possible help regarding the ongoing clashes with Maosits in which 10 CRPF personnels were martryed.

In a telephonic conversation with the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Rajnath was briefed about the situation regarding Naxals ambush in Gaya.

Director General of CRPF K Durga Prasad has been asked to visit Gaya-Aurangabad to review the current situation.

“The Home Minister assured the Chief Minister of all possible help to the state government to deal with the situation arising out of the attack,” said source.

According to sources, a helicopter, sent to evacuate the injured soldiers, had to return to Patna as the Naxalites were firing heavily and it could not land.

“The operation has been going on since the last couple of days after we received a tip-off in this connection. The clash took place after the group Maoists started firing indiscriminately at the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans,” said a senior officer.

Other highlights:

  • Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Magadh range Saurabh Kumar said he was informed about the fire-exchange between security forces and Maoists but the officer refused to comment on causalities.
  • According to reports, neighbouring districts were also assisting in the operation.
  • The martyred soldiers belonged to the Cobra Battalion of CRPF.

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