NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed grief over the death of 11 CRPF personnel in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh in a Maoist attack and said that Home Minister Rajnath Singh would be going there.
"Saddened by the killing of CRPF personnel in Sukma. Tributes to the martyrs and condolences to their families. May the injured recover quickly," Modi said in a tweet.
"Spoke to Home Minister Rajnath Singh Ji on the situation in Sukma. He is going to Sukma to take stock of the situation," he said.
Eleven CRPF personnel were killed and five others injured in a Maoist attack near Bhejji of Sukma district in tribal Bastar region. The Maoists also looted weapons from the dead personnel.
Saddened by the killing of CRPF personnel in Sukma. Tributes to the martyrs & condolences to their families. May the injured recover quickly— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 11, 2017
Home Minister Rajnath Singh also condoled the deaths and said the perpetrators of the attack will be brought to justice.
"Deeply pained to learn of the killing of CRPF personnel in Sukma. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased," the Home Minister said.
He said he had spoken to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, and the state government is providing all medical assistance to the injured.
"The Centre is in direct communication with the state government. Those who perpetrated this incident in Sukma will be brought to justice," he said.