Within a couple of hours after the Maoist attack in Gadchiroli which took the lives of at least 15 jawans, Congress' spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on Wednesday wasted no time in politicising it.
In a tweet, he spoke about the other Maoist attacks in the past during the PM Modi-led government's term and said that the Modi government's claims of securing India were "hollow".
"Strongly condemn the attack on C-60 Commandos in Gadchiroli. My condolences to their families. Their sacrifice would not go in vain. 390 Jawans have been martyred in Naxal attacks in past 5 years that expose hollow claims by Modi government of securing India," he said in the tweet.
An IED blast was carried out by Maoists on a police vehicle on Wednesday in Gadchiroli area of Maharashtra. As per reports, several officers of the C60 Commando Unit had suffered injuries. Sixteen jawans have been martyred in the attack.
The incident happened when 20 jawans of Quick Response Team were on their way to the sight where the Maoists burnt the vehicles later last night on April 30.
Meanwhile, the injured jawans have been shifted to the nearby hospital. More details awaited.
As per sources from the Gadchiroli Police, around 200-250 Maoist on Tuesday night attacked a construction site and these Maoists are known to be a part of the Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh Dalam (Naxal units).
In a tweet, PM Narendra Modi, condemned the attack and also issued a warning to those behind the attack.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the 'despicable attack' on security personnel in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli that martyred 16 of the forces of the C60 Commando Unit and sent out a strong message to Maoists stating that the 'perpetrators of such violence will not be spared'.
The IED blast was conducted by Maoists on a police vehicle on Wednesday in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.