Condemning the alleged killings of four policemen by naxals in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, the Chief Minister of the state, Raman Singh called it an “act of cowardice”. According to him, the killings reveal the frustration of naxalites over the action taken against them by the state. He also said that the killings were a result of the naxalites’ anger against the various development-related projects undertaken by the government, in the state.
Raman Singh, who was in Delhi to attend the Niti Aayog meeting called by the Prime Minister, said, “I am disheartened to know about the killing of four policemen by Naxals. It is an act of cowardice. I condemn it”, adding that, “The measures taken by the government for security of people and development of the state has made them frustrated. The act of killing show their cruel face”.
Singh said he has directed state Forest Minister and member of state legislative assembly from naxal-affected Bijapur district, Mahesh Gagra and Director General of Police AN Upadhyaya to visit the site for inspection. Speaking on what the Indian ruling class perceives as the country’s “biggest internal security threat”, Raman Singh said, “This is what Naxals do (kill innocent)…their real face is exposed. The day is not far when Naxals and Naxalism will be removed from the state”.
The dead bodies of the four assistant constables were found today on a road near Gudma village Kutru police station, in Bijapur district. They were allegedly abducted by naxals on Monday, and according to the Chief Minister, when “ they were without arms and travelling in a bus”.