A voice from Chhattisgarh — speaking of the tragedy of Saturday’s Maoist ambush by which 22 securitymen died — is doing the rounds on social media. The CRPF and the native police had walked into an ambush in Bijpaur after they went after wished Maoist leaders Madvi Hidma of the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army and Sujatha, an affiliate.
The undated video exhibits rescue operations. An injured security-man is being carried in a makeshift stretcher via the forest to a ready helicopter.
“This is our Kaushik Sir,” begins the voice. “Many of our people died today. I am Anil Kumar Dubey, Your brother, your son, your nephew… Many of our friends have died. Those who are alive are being taken for medical treatment,” the voice is heard saying within the gut-wrenching video.
The jawans had appeared unprepared for the assault they usually have been appearing on what’s now being seen as defective intelligence.
The details about the Maoist leaders’ presence within the Jagargunda-Jonaguda-Tarrem belt turned out to be a entice, sources have stated.
On strategy to the spot, the securitymen discovered themselves surrounded from three sides by round 400 Maoists.
Up to 22 personnel have been killed and greater than 30 sustained accidents within the gunbattle that adopted. Taking cowl behind massive timber, the closely outnumbered safety personnel had fought again so long as they’d ammunition.
CRPF DG Kuldiep Singh has denied that there was any operational or intelligence failure — a comment that drew criticism from Congress’s Rahul Gandhi.
“If there was no intelligence failure then a 1:1 death ratio means it was a poorly designed and incompetently executed operation,” the Congress chief tweeted.
Union minister Amit Shah is visiting Chhattisgarh as we speak to satisfy senior officers relating to the assault — probably the most deadly in recent times. He may even go to the Basaguda camp at Ground Zero and later meet the injured safety personnel on the hospital in state capital Raipur.