Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

RS condemns killing of 17 security personnel in an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh

RS condemns killing of 17 security personnel in an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 March 2020 7:01 AM GMT

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Monday condemned the killing of 17 security personnel during an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.

During the start of the business in the House, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu said that 17 security personnel were killed and 15 others were injured in an encounter with Maoists in Minpa Jungles in the Bastar region of Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on March 21, 2020.”

He said that such “dastardly incident deserved to be condemned in the strongest terms” and the need to be confronted with determination and firmness.

“The loss of precious lives of our security personnel in this tragic incident is painful and unfortunate,” the Chairman of the House said. Thereafter all the members stood in silence for a minute praying for the martyred security personnel.

On Sunday, condemning the Maoist attack on security forces, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the martyrs and said their valour would never be forgotten.

“My tributes to the security personnel martyred in the attack. Their valour will never be forgotten. Condolences to the bereaved families. I pray for a quick recovery of those injured,” Modi tweeted.

Terming their martyrdom heart wrenching, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “I bow to them for their sacrifices. I express my deepest condolence to their families.” (IANS)

Also Read : Delhi police books man who spat on Manipuri woman and called her “corona”

Also Watch: Fear of Coronavirus has decreased Market sales in Guwahati.

Next Story