Dantewada. Ten police personnel and a driver were martyred on Wednesday in an IED blast carried out by Maoists in Dantewada (Chhattisgarh). The incident occurred when a team of the state police’s District Reserve Guard (DRG) was returning after an anti-Naxalite operation.
A team of DRG was dispatched from Dantewada for an anti-Naxalite operation after receiving intelligence about the presence of Maoists in an area under Aranpur Police Station limits. The blast was carried out by Naxalites when the team was returning after the operation.
Notably, the District Reserve Guard is one of the units of Chhattisgarh Police formed to counter the left-wing extremism in the region.
“Strongly condemn the attack on the Chhattisgarh police in Dantewada. I pay my tributes to the brave personnel we lost in the attack. Their sacrifice will always be remembered. My condolences to the bereaved families”, PM Narendra Modi tweeted.
Union home minister Amit Shah has spoken with Baghel over the attack and assured him of all possible help from the central government.