At the same time, another CRPF officer said that the Maoists in the core area have the ability to attack quickly. If you are operating for a long time, then they will know about your presence and mobilize their people.
22 soldiers killed in Bijapur Naxalite attack.
A day after 22 security personnel were killed in an encounter with Maoists in Bastar, Chhattisgarh, Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Kuldeep Singh rejected the claim that the operation was an intelligence failure. He said that if there was an intelligence failure, more security personnel would have died and the Maoists would ambush in such a place, where we would have suffered more and more.
Kuldeep Singh said that we were going to an area which is under the control of Maoists and they get the benefit of it. He said that when we were returning after our operation, he started firing at us with a light machine gun. The security forces fought bravely. Also said that the Maoists have also suffered a lot. According to intelligence reports, the Maoists have used three tractor-trolleys to carry the injured and we suspect that 25-30 of them have been injured and one-third of them have also died.
At the same time, another CRPF official said that the Maoists in the core area have the ability to attack quickly. If you are operating for a long time, then they will know about your presence and mobilize their people. Therefore, it does not always mean that they are ready to know that they already know about us.
Another officer said that despite the number of more injured personnel of CRPF, not more than 15 or 16 weapons were looted. The security personnel were part of a joint operation that had been prepared for weeks and aimed to target Battalion No. 1 Area Commander Hidma, one of the most wanted Maoists. Hidma was responsible for many attacks against the security forces.
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