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Chhattisgarh Anti-Maoist Operation Was Poorly Designed: Rahul Gandhi | India News


NEW DELHI: Congressional leader Rahul Gandhi alleged Monday that the operation against the Maoists in Chhattisgarh, in which 22 security personnel were killed, was “incompetently” executed and “poorly designed.”
“Our jaws are not cannon fodder to be martyred at will,” Gandhi said on Twitter.

Chhattisgarh Anti-Maoist Operation Was Poorly Designed: Rahul Gandhi | India News

Of the 22 deaths in Saturday’s Maoist attack on the state, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) lost eight men, including seven CoBRA commandos, while one jawan is from the Bastariya battalion, eight from the DRG and five from Task Special. Force.
Citing a media report quoting CRPF CEO Kuldeep Singh as saying that there were no intelligence failures in the operation and that an equal number of ultras were killed, Gandhi said: “If there were no intelligence failures, then a proportion 1: 1 death rate means it was a poorly designed and incompetently executed operation. ”
Authorities said Sunday that a CRPF inspector is still missing. Thirty-one members of the security personnel were also injured in the Maoists ambush.
The Maoists ambushed security personnel while they were in a combing operation in a forest along the border of the Bijapur and Sukma state districts.
Director General Singh had acknowledged that his staff were “caught and ambushed” during Saturday’s attack that lasted for several hours.
Other officials who were aware of the events said the forces may have been assaulted by the Maoists.

Times of India