Chintagufa area of Sukma district: Maoist killed dozen CRPF personnel
Chintagufa area of Sukma district in Chhattisgarh on 1 December 2014 was in news as Maoists killed more than dozen CRPF personnel in an attack. Several others were injured in the attack. The victims of the attack were from the 223 battalion of the CRPF.
CRPF personnel were inside the forest for an operation when the Maoists ambushed them.
This Maoist-attack is being considered as one of the biggest single-day casualty of 2014 in Chhattisgarh area of Sukma district.
The incident took place in the same region where seven personnel were injured in a Maoist attack on 21 November 2014, when they also attacked the IAF helicopter Mi17 that was sent to evacuate the injured.
The CRPF in November 2014 launched massive operations in the interior areas of Sukma against Maoists. Under the operation about 5000 CRPF personnel were deployed in the forests of Bastar. Might be possible, this ambush by Maoists is a response to CRPF operation.
The attack took place around nine km from Chintagufa, where 76 jawans were killed in 2008 in one of the worst Maoist attacks ever.
The attack also comes a day before the People’s Liberation of Guerrilla Army of the CPI (Maoist) is set to begin its foundation week from 2 to 8 December 2014.
According to Home Ministry, the Maoists are one of the biggest internal security threats to the nation, as they are operational in 20 of the India’s 29 states. They have several thousands of fighters.
What: attacked CRPF personnel
When: on 1 December 2014