3 CRPF jawans killed in Maoist attack in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At least three jawans of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in Maoist attack at Bhaisadani forest of Odisha’s Nuapada district on Tuesday.

The jawans were part of road opening party when they came under fire, said sources.

The deceased jawans are ASI Shishupal Singh (Uttar Pradesh), ASI Shivlal (Haryana) and constable Dharmendra Singh (Bihar).

According to reports, the jawans had an exchange of fires with the Maoists in the forest.

S.P., Nuapada and senior officers of CRPF have reached the spot.

Combing operation has been intensified in the area. More teams of SOG and CRPF have been pressed into operation.

Operations would continue till the Maoists are flushed out.

State Government has announced payment of ex-gratia of Rs.20,00,000/-(Rupees twenty lakhs) to each of the Martyrs family. DGP expressed deep condolences to the bereaved families.

He stated that operations would continue in the area to track down the Maoists and the supreme sacrifice of the Martyrs would not go in vain.