Bhubaneswar: At a time when as many as 22 jawans had been martyred throughout an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma-Bijapur border space, leaders slicing throughout social gathering strains in Odisha condemned the cowardly act of the pink rebels and saluted the sacrifices of the jawans.
Expressing grief over the dying of the 22 safety personnel within the neighbouring State and wishing speedy restoration of the injured, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted, “Strongly condemn the cowardly assault by left-wing extremists on our jawans in #Sukma, Chhattisgarh. My deepest condolences to the households of the jawans who embraced martyrdom whereas preventing for the nation. Want speedy restoration to the injured.”
Union Petroleum and Pure Gasoline Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan stated the sacrifices of the jawans won’t go in useless. Pradhan tweeted, “Salute our courageous safety personnel who laid down their lives in an operation towards the Maoists in Chhattisgarh. Their dedication and sacrifice for the nation won’t go in useless. My ideas are with the households of our jawans. India won’t ever bow right down to forces of terror.”
Praying for the departed safety personnel, OPCC Chief Niranjan Patnaik tweeted, “My deepest respects to the 22 safety personnel who sacrificed their lives whereas preventing Maoist extremists in Bijapur of C’garh. Might the departed souls of our courageous troopers relaxation in peace! I pray to Lord Jagannath for the security & well-being of the lacking troopers.”
Bastar IGP Sundarraj P. knowledgeable a complete of twenty-two jawans have been martyred and one Cobra jawan went lacking through the encounter with Maoists. The safety personnel has launched a search operation to hint the lacking Cobra jawan.
Additionally, 31 jawans have been injured within the incident and present process remedy on the hospital.
He additional knowledgeable 4 Maoists had been reportedly killed within the encounter.
The pink rebels looted seven AK-47, two SLRs, LMG weapons of the safety personnel, stated the Bastar IGP.