AICC General Secretary of Uttar Pradesh East speaking over the henious terror attack stated that the country will "unitedly defeat this violent ideology" of Maoisism.
The Governor of Maharashtra CH. Vidyasagar Rao has canceled the Reception and Cultural Programme organized at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai today evening.
The reception was canceled as a mark of respect to the police personnel who lost their lives in the Naxal attack in Gadchiroli district.
The Governor had organised the Reception and Cultural Programme for eminent personalities and diplomats on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of Maharashtra Day. The same has now been canceled.
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal condemning the henious attack extended his condolences to the grieving families.
The Maharashtra DGP addressing the media affirmed that action would be taken.
He said, "Naxalites attacked our team. 15 Jawans made the supreme sacrifice. The attack happened at 12:30 PM today. We will take action. It is not right to say that its an intelligence failure, we are must capable to reply to them in a stern way."
"Our forces are still in Operation."
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu condemned the 'senseless attack' on the forces, extending his condolences to the families of the martyred
Congress' Ahmed Patel politicising the issue, said that this is a 'wake up call for the state and central government' and further added that the country needs 'preventive action and accountability for the failure' and not 'jumlas and lectures'
Furthermore, he condemned the brutal attack.
Maharashtra govt will take quick action. Jawans were protecting the people, the country, the state. The attack is a terrible thing, there is no question of the perpetrators being allowed to get away: MoS Home Hansraj Ahir
Maharastra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis condemned the attack on C-60 forces and stated that he's in touch with the DGP and Gadchiroli SP, along with Home Minister Rajnath Singh
Home Minister Rajnath Singh called it an act of 'cowardice and desperation' and said that he spoke to Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis over the 'tragic incident'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the 'despicable attack' on security personnel in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli.
This is the first time that such attack has happened, and I believe this is the end of Naxalites: Deepak Kesarkar, Maharashtra Ministry of State for Home Affairs
Gadchiroli Police sources told Republic Media Network that last night around 200-250 Maoist attacked a construction site and these Maoists are known to be a part of the Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh Dalam (Naxal units)
The death-toll has risen to 16, including the driver of the vehicle, who succumbed to his injuries.
15 jawans martyred in the IED blast confirms IG, Gadchiroli, Maharashtra.
Exchange of fire underway between Police and Maoists at the site of blast in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra.
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 have suffered injuries.
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.
A group of Maoists had burnt more than 27 vehicles and construction machines at the NH27 construction site at Kurkheda in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.