Raipur, April 5
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel paid tribute to the jawans martyred in the naxal encounter in Bijapur, on Monday at Jagdalpur police line.
Baghel said that the anti-naxal operation would be continued till the naxalites are completely uprooted from the state. Camps would be established in the naxal-affected areas at a rapid pace and the development works in the area would also be accelerated.
At the high-level meeting held on the issue on Monday, Chief Minister said that he salutes the martyr jawans and their sacrifice. He empathized with their grief-stricken family members. Jawans valiantly braved the naxalites, causing them a heavy damage, he said, adding that new camps are being established in the area, because of which naxalites are panicking. The area of naxalite dominance is shrinking rapidly. “It is the first time when we have entered the den of naxalites. Central Government and State Government will be work together to speed up the development works in the areas. Efforts are being made to improve connectivity through construction of roads and to extend the benefits of the schemes to the interior areas,” said Chief Minister. He said that meaningful discussions have been held in this regard in the meeting and he is hopeful that the Central Government will take appropriate action on our demands.
Better strategy to be adopted in this fight against Naxalites: Bhupesh Baghel
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that better strategy would be adopted in this fight against Naxalites. Chief Minister reached Basaguda CRPF Camp in Bijapur on Monday and discussed about the current situation with CRPF and State Police Force officers and jawans. Union Home Minister Amit Shah was also present on the occasion. Everyone present at the camp observed two-minute silence and paid tribute to the jawans martyred in the Naxalite incident in Bijapur.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel while addressing the security forces personnel at Basaguda CRPF Camp in Bijapur district said that the sacrifice of our jawans will not go in vain. “Our jawans have fought the Naxalites with indomitable courage and bravery, causing great damage to the Naxalites. We are proud of their martyrdom,” Baghel said, adding, that the ongoing battle against Naxalites will be fought with better strategy. He added that the development works in the remote and border areas of Bijapur-Sukma should be completed as priority. On this occasion, Baghel and Union Home Minister Amit Shah boosted morale of the security forces personnel at the camp.
Senior Security Advisor to Government of India, K Vijay Kumar, Union Home Secretary A K Bhalla, Director General of Police of Chhattisgarh D M Awasthi, Director General of CRPF Kuldeep Singh, Director IB Arvind Kumar, Special Director General of Police of Chhattisgarh Naxal Operation Ashok Juneja were present.