NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday spoke to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and took inventory of the state of affairs following the killing of 5 safety personnel in an encounter with Naxals within the state, officers stated.
Shah additionally directed Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Kuldiep Singh to visit Chhattisgarh to asses the state of affairs.
The house minister spoke to the Chhattisgarh chief minister and took inventory of the state of affairs arising after the encounter, a house ministry official stated.
The chief minister is believed to have briefed the house minister concerning the steps taken by the state authorities after the incident, one other official stated.
At least 5 safety personnel have been killed and 30 others injured on Saturday within the encounter with Naxals in a forest alongside the border between Bijapur and Sukma districts in Chhattisgarh.
Earlier, Shah stated in a tweet that the valour of the safety personnel who laid down their lives combating the extremists won’t ever be forgotten.
The house minister additionally stated that the federal government will proceed its battle in opposition to such enemies of peace and progress.
“I bow to the sacrifices of our brave security personnel martyred while fighting Maoists in Chhattisgarh. Nation will never forget their valour. My condolences are with their families. We will continue our fight against these enemies of peace & progress. May injured recover soon,” he stated.