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Security forces fighting tough battle to root out Maoists: Raman

| | RAIPUR | in Raipur

Chief Minister  Raman Singh on Wednesday said that entire nation including Chhattisgarh salutes the martyrdom of the valiant Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans at the hands of Left-Wing Extremists' (LWE) violence at Kistaram in  Sukma district a day earlier.

The jawans had sacrificed their lives for the sake of development works in the backward region of the State, he said.

Singh was speaking at the Raipur -based Chhattisgarh Armed Force's Fourth Battalion  premises.

He paid tributes to the martyrs of Maoist violence on the occasion.

 Singh added that the sacrifices of the brave nine jawans will not only be remembered by Chhattisgarh but also by the entire nation.

The security forces are fighting a tough battle to root out Maoist menace from the State in its entirety. The morale of the jawans is very high. The citizens of the State had taken a vow to end the extremists' menace soon.  The State will respond appropriately if the ultras continue their violence, he said.

 The Chief Minister said that jawans are fighting a tough battle in Bastar division and in particular district Sukma to implement the developmental works in the remote regions.

The Chief Minister said that the morale of the jawans is very high and they are determined to put an end to Maoist menace. The State Government is determined to keep the morale of the forces high.

The ultras are failing on all fronts. Network of roads is being laid in backward Sukma district, he said.

Chief Minister assured that the laying of crucial roads will be completed in another four month's period. The laying of roads till Kota and Bhopalpatnam will be over soon. The road had been laid till Injram.

 Singh added that the challenging task of laying network of roads is being done with the active assistance of forces and hence the Naxalites are attacking them.




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