Raipur: Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel paid tribute to the jawans martyred in the naxal encounter in Bijapur, at Jagdalpur police line on Monday.
Senior Security Advisor to Government of India K. Vijay Kumar, Union Home Secretary AK Bhalla, Chhattisgarh DGP DM Awasthi, CRPF Director General Kuldeep Singh, Director IB Arvind Kumar, and Special Director General of Police of Chhattisgarh Naxal Operation Ashok Juneja were also present.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that our soldiers have given martyrdom. “We will not tolerate this bloodshed and will give a befitting reply when the appropriate time comes. The government will continue its fight against such enemies of peace and progress. Our fight with the Naxalites will continue with strength and we will take it to the end”, he said.
Meanwhile, chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has said than the anti-naxal operation would be continued till the Naxalites are completely uprooted from the state. Camps would be established in the naxal-affected areas at a rapid pace and the development works in the area would also be accelerated.
At the high-level meeting held to discuss this incident, chief minister said that I salute the martyr jawans and their sacrifice. I empathize with their grief-stricken family members. Our jawans valiantly braved the Naxalites, causing them a heavy damage. He said that new camps are being established in the area, because of which Naxalites are panicking. The area of Naxalite dominance is shrinking rapidly.
It is the first time when we have entered the den of Naxalites. Central government and state government will be work together to speed up the development works in the areas. Efforts are being made to improve connectivity through construction of roads and to extend the benefits of the schemes to the interior areas, said Chief Minister. He said that meaningful discussions have been held in this regard in the meeting and he is hopeful that the Central Government will take appropriate action on our demands.