Yesterday, a Naxsali group attacked a police vehicle which was carrying 16 security personnel.15 security personnel and the driver martyred in an IED blast by Naxals in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli.
This Naxsali attack has been taken place three weeks after an IED blast was reported near a polling booth in Gadchiroli. It took place on April 11 during the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections. However, it was a fail and no one gets injured in the incident. But, in yesterday’s attack, we have lost 16 lives.
According to the reports that we have received from ANI, before the blast, a gunfight took place between the police and suspected Maoists at the site of blast. Shots were exchanged before Naxsal’s triggered the improvised explosive device (IED).
How did all this happen?
The attack was made on the Quick Response Team of Gadchiroli police. They were sent to inspect the area as a day before the blast, suspected Maoists had torched at least 25 vehicles. All the 25 vehicles belonged to a road construction company.
To address the attack, Gadchiroli police sent their Quick Response Team. The blast that has made us lost our police officers took place when the police vehicle reached Lendhari nallah in Kurkheda area of Gadchiroli.
It is a very unfortunate and sad event, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis himself condemned the attack and said the administration would “fight back this menace”.
“Anguished to know that our 16 police personnel from Gadchiroli C-60 force got martyred in a cowardly attack by naxals today. My feelings and prayers are with the martyrs’ families. I’m in contact with DGP and Gadchiroli SP,” said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis while expressing his grief.
Narendra Modi, himself condemned this naxsali attack and shared his view through the twitter post. “Strongly condemn the despicable attack on our security personnel in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. I salute all the brave personnel. We will never forget their sacrifices. My thoughts & solidarity are with the bereaved families. The perpetrators of such violence will not be spared.”
This is the biggest attack on security forces in the last two years in Maharashtra. But it is nothing more than just an act of cowardness. The government should reply back to this cowardness.