Congress says death of CRPF personnel extremely unfortunate

| Updated: Apr 24, 2017 23:05 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 24 (ANI): THe Congress Party on Monday described the encounter killing of 11 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel by Naxals as extremely unfortunate and called on the Narendra Modi-led NDA government to initiate appropriate counter action. Addressing the media here, party spokesman Manish Tiwari said, "Extremely unfortunate. Hope government will act with alacrity. Hope government initiates appropriate action against people responsible for attack." Tiwari's statement came shortly after Chhattisgarh's Chief Minister Raman Singh called for an emergency meeting of senior civil and law enforcement officials to discuss the encounter killing that took place in the Chintagufa area in the state's Sukma district, a Maoist-dominant area. The attack took place on personnel of the 74th Battalion of the CRPF as they were assisting the local population in road building activity in the district. Six CRPF were injured in an encounter with the rebels and have been airlifted by helicopter to a medical facility in Raipur for emergency treatment. They are said to be in critical condition. Further details are awaited. (ANI)