Sukma encounter, which has turned out to be the deadliest maoist operation of 2021, has claimed the lives of 22 security personnel and has caused deep unrest in the region. Home Minister Amit Shah is in Chattisgarh today to review the situation and pay home to the martyrs. The wreath laying ceremony for 14 security personnel took place this morning, which witness HM Amit Shah and CM Baghel in attendance.

Addressing the media today, Shah said that he pays tribute to the bravehearts on the behalf of PM, Central Govt and the country. He added that the country will always remember their sacrifice for taking the fight against Naxals. As the nation pays tribute to Sukma bravehearts, the presence of maoist forces in the area has emerged as a deep cause of concern for the security forces and the country at large.

Amid the latest developments, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has gone ahead to attack the Centre for a ‘poorly designed and incompetently executed operation’. He tweeted that “If there was no intelligence failure then a 1:1 death ratio means it was a poorly designed and incompetently executed operation.” Earlier, he extended his condolences to the families of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives in combat in Chhattisgarh. He also mentioned that swift action is needed to locate and rescue the missing Jawans.

As per Intel reports, Naxalites have been camping in Bijapur, Sukma, and Kanker for the past few days. Their number was projected to be between 200 and 300. The Naxalites were allegedly planning to construct an IED plant in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh. On Saturday, the security forces launched a major operation against the Naxalites upon receiving this information.

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