Union Home Minister pays homage to deceased CRPF men
Announces Rs. 38 lakhs to the families of the deceased
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh paid homage to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans who are killed yesterday in the Naxal operation in Sukma District of Chhattishgarh. The Union Home Minister visited Raipur today. I salute the bravery of our CRPF men who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty, he added. The Union Home Minister announced Rs. 38 lakhs to the families of the deceased and Rs. 65,000 to those who injured.
Earlier in the day, Shri Rajnath Singh visited the hospital to meet the injured CRPF jawans and enquired about their condition.
The Union Home Minister said that the operation was going on for the past 15 days in Sukma and every time an operation is carried out it is full of risk. He said that Naxal violence is a national problem and reiterated that centre and the State government will jointly fight this menace.