Sukma Naxal attack: CRPF submits report to home ministry

They said the report chronicles the sequence of events that led to the incident and added that the attacking Naxals took aid of locals to target the patrol party.

Published: 22nd May 2017 10:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd May 2017 10:10 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The CRPF has submitted a detailed report to the home ministry stating the circumstances that led to the killing of 25 of its personnel by Naxals last month in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

The report talks about the apparent failure of the commanders on ground against the huge build up of the Maoists and they being able to study the pattern of movement of the patrol party that led to the deadly incident on April 24 near Burkapal in Sukma, officials said.

They said the report chronicles the sequence of events that led to the incident and added that the attacking Naxals took aid of locals to target the patrol party.

The report, they said, will now be studied by the ministry after which some heads may roll and some senior officers could be posted in the Bastar region of the state to lead the operations.

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has deployed 28 battalions (about 28,000 personnel) for conducting anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh.

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