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Family members of deceased jawans take out procession

india Updated: Feb 21, 2010 15:23 IST

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The family members of the 24 EFR jawans killed in the Maoist attack on their camp at Silda, on Sunday took out a procession at EFR headquarters at Salua, condemning the state government's reported decision to take action against the Special IG of EFR Benoy Chakraborty.

The family members of the deceased jawans took out a silent procession carrying placards saying "taking action against the Special IG for his comments against West Midnapore Superintendent of Police means dishonouring the dead jawans."

They also blocked Gate number 1 of the EFR headquarters at Salua and demanded that the state government instead of taking action against the Special IGP of EFR improves training facilities and living condition of the EFR jawans posted in different camps in Maoist affected areas of the state.

The Special IG of EFR Benoy Chakraborty had yesterday alleged that the "West Midnapore district SP (Manoj Verma) was fully responsible for the incident that led to death of 24 EFR jawans at Silda camp."

Chakraborty had further alleged that "the Silda camp was most unprofessionally set up at a crowded place where public thoroughfares and latrine area located making it extremely difficult for the EFR jawans to function."