NEW DELHI: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has constituted a DIG-level inquiry into the allegation of CoBRA trooper Sujoy Mondal that standard operating procedures (SoP) were flouted by the Deputy Commander, while elite commandos were asked to escort a poll party in Chhattisgarh on April 9.
Mondal had alleged that the SoP was not followed by the squad commander and no plan was made. He, in fact, charged that about 70 per cent of troops in that squad did not have proper training for operating in Naxal areas. CRPF chief Dilip Trivedi on Thursday said the paramilitary force was already probing the said operation, which led to the death of three commandos in a Naxal ambush.
According to officials, around 100 Naxals had ambushed a team of security forces returning from Burkapal in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh after dropping polling officers. Express had reported that the Maoists mounted the attack on security forces near Chintagufa, despite sufficient presence of security forces in the area.
The commandos of specialised anti-naxal force 206 CoBRA battalion were fired upon by ultras from three sides killing Chandrakant Ghosh, Narshimha and Ranbir S on the spot.