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Naxal attack: Amit Shah to visit Chhattisgarh and hold a high-level meeting | India News

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JAGDALPUR: Union Interior Minister Amit Shah will arrive in Chhattisgarh on Monday to chair a high-level meeting in connection with the Naxal attack in the Bastar state region that claimed the lives of 22 security personnel said a senior official.
Shah will arrive at Jagdalpur airport (in Bastar district) around 10.35 am, after which he will attend the wreath-laying ceremony to pay tribute to martyred personnel on police lines here, he said.
It will be Shah’s first visit to the Bastar region after assuming the post of Union Interior Minister, he said.

In Jagdalpur, the wreath would be placed over the mortal remains of 14 security personnel, while tributes would be paid to the other deceased Jawans at the Bijapur district headquarters, the official said.
Later, Shah will chair a high-level meeting at the Police Coordination Center here on the situation of the Left Extremism (LWE). Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, senior officials from the state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will attend the meeting, he said.
Shah will then depart for CRPF’s Basaguda camp in Bijapur in a helicopter and have an interaction and lunch with CRPF and state police personnel there, he said.
Later he will go to Raipur and visit three hospitals where injured personnel are admitted.
Shah will depart for Delhi at 5.30pm on Monday.
Twenty-two members of the security personnel were killed and another 31 wounded in the shootout with the Naxals between the villages of Jonaguda and Tekalguda along the border of Sukma and Bijapur districts on Saturday.
Of the total of 22 deaths, the CRPF lost eight men, including seven commandos from the CoBRA (elite unit of the CRPF) and a jawan from the Bastariya battalion, eight of the other deaths were from the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and six from the Special Working Group (STF).
One jawan is still missing, authorities said.

Times of India

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