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‘Perpetrators won’t be spared’, PM Modi condemns Gadchiroli Maoist attack

At least 16 security personnel were killed in an IED blast triggered by Maoists in Gadchiroli district Wednesday.

india Updated: May 01, 2019 17:16 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the sacrifices will not be forgotten.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the sacrifices will not be forgotten. (PTI FILE)
         

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, condemning the Maoist attack in Maharatshtra’s Gadchiroli that left 16 security personnel dead, said the perpetrators will not be spared.

“Strongly condemn the despicable attack on our security personnel in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. I salute all the brave personnel. Their sacrifices will never be forgotten. My thoughts & solidarity are with the bereaved families. The perpetrators of such violence will not be spared”, the PM tweeted soon after and IED blast killed 16 jawans.

Home minister Rajnath Singh said the attack was an act of cowardice and desperation. He said he has spoken to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over the incident and the home ministry is in constant touch with the state government.

 Watch | At least 16 jawans killed in IED blast by Maoists in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli

“We are extremely proud of the valour of our police personnel. Their supreme sacrifice while serving the nation will not go in vain. My deepest condolences to their families,” Rajnath Singh tweeted.

Condoling the deaths, MaharashtraCM Fadnavis said: “Anguished to know that our 16 police personnel from Gadchiroli C-60 force got martyred in a cowardly attack by naxals today. My thoughts and prayers are with the martyrs’ families. I’m in touch with DGP and Gadchiroli SP”.

First Published: May 01, 2019 14:48 IST

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