NEW DELHI/ BHUBANESWAR: Three CRPF personnel had been killed in a Maoist assault in Odisha’s Nuapada district on Tuesday, police mentioned. The incident occurred in Patadhara Reserve Forest in Bheden block when the CRPF personnel had been going from one camp to a different, they mentioned.
“Unfortunately, three jawans have attended martyrdom in Nuapada. Our senior officers are on the way to the site,” Odisha’s DGP Sunil Kumar Bansal instructed PTI. It is suspected that the Maoists had prior info concerning the motion of the forces, one other police officer mentioned.
All of a sudden, they opened fireplace on the forces, he mentioned. According to a preliminary report, seven jawans had been on the transfer when the incident befell, he added. The deceased embody a constable and two assistant sub-inspector-rank personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), officers mentioned.
Combing operations have been intensified within the space, and extra groups of the Special Operations Group (SOG) and CRPF are shifting to the location, they mentioned. The operations would proceed until the Maoists are flushed out, the DGP mentioned, expressing deep condolences to the bereaved households.
The supreme sacrifice of the personnel wouldn’t go in useless, he mentioned.