Describing the attack as 'cowardly', Raman Singh said, "This heinous attack indicates the identity of the Naxals is diminishing as the state government works towards the development of Sukma by providing facilities like roads, electricity, water supply, education, health, and hygiene etcetera."
He further said Sukma was being transformed into a developed district and this has frustrated the Naxals.
This reveals the 'violent' mentality of the 'anti-development' and 'anti-people' Naxals, the Chief Minister added.
The Naxals attacked the 212 Battalion of the CRPF.
The CRPF personnel were carrying out an area-domination operation in the area, when their mine-protected vehicle (MPV) was reportedly blown up.
The blast also injured few CRPF personnel, who have been evacuated by helicopter to Raipur for medical treatment. (ANI)