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Maoist Terrorists Attack BJP Convoy In Dantewada, Chhattisgarh With IED Blast: LIVE Updates

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:
Maoist terrorists have targetted a BJP convoy, in Chhattisgarh
Update at 9:06 PM
5 months ago

Extending his thoughts and prayers to the deceased BJP MLA and martyrs, Union Minister Arun Jaitley shared his anguish in a tweet.

 

Update at 9:03 PM
5 months ago

Chief Electoral Officer, Chhattisgarh has taken an immediate Video Conference meeting of collectors and SPs of the affected districts covering Phase 1 and phase 2 in Chhattisgarh, and instructed them to take utmost precautions over the next few days

 

Update at 8:59 PM
5 months ago

Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed his anguish towards the death of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi and four Chhattisgarh police personnel.

 

Update at 8:51 PM
5 months ago

Updates of the attack:  

  • Maoists of Malangir area of Darbha Division Committee planted the ambush. 
  • It is also known that Maoist commander Vinod and Deva are behind the attack, as per sources.
  • On February 14, they had ambushed Kuankonda Police in charge and his colleague at the same location. 
Update at 8:38 PM
5 months ago

AM Awasthi (DGP) and Girdhari Nayak (DG Naxal Operations: 

He was returning to Bacheli, at 3:50 local Cop spoke to the MP telling him that the route he was taking is not safe to travel, so he should not go from there. However, he still went through the way and what happened is very unfortunate. 

The operations are continued, more than 17 Naxalites have been killed this month. 

The BJP MLA was riding in a bullet-proof car, was provided security. When TI came to know, he was called immediately. He stopped. We have the screenshots that we tried to stop them. 

On April 1, I myself visited Dantewara, there was a meeting of senior officials related to the Naxal attacks.

 

Update at 7:10 PM
5 months ago

The Election Commission to call a high-level review meet and will consider if the polling booths needs to be shifted

Update at 7:03 PM
5 months ago

PM Modi condemning the attack has extended his tributes to the security personnel who were martyred in the attack and the BJP MP Bhima Mandavi. 

 

Update at 6:55 PM
5 months ago

We have information of BJP MLA Bheema Mandavi, his driver and 3 PSOs getting killed in IED blast in Dantewada, today evening: P Sundar Raj, DIG-Anti-Naxal Ops

 

 

Update at 6:52 PM
5 months ago

Sundar Raj (DIG Naxal Operations) has confirmed that five have been killed in the attack perpetrated by Maoists.

Update at 6:46 PM
5 months ago

The Election Commissioner has sought the report of the incident and asked the EC to review the security situation. 

Update at 6:31 PM
5 months ago

Baghel reaches for a high-level meeting, that is now underway at the chief minister's residence. 

DG Naxal, DG Intelligence, DGP DM Awasthi, media advisor to CM Ruchir Garg present in meeting

 

Update at 6:24 PM
5 months ago

P Sundar Raj, DIG-Anti-Naxal Ops: BJP MLA Bheema Mandavi killed in Naxal attack in Dantewada

CRPF: Between Kuakonta and Syamgiri in Dantewada, the convoy of BJP MLA Bheema Mandavi came under an IED attack today. The escort vehicle of State Police came under the blast. 5 personnel of Chhattisgarh State Police are critically injured. Reinforcement of CRPF has been rushed.

RR Bhatnagar (DG CRPF): The forces coming from outside are being deployed.  


 

Update at 6:22 PM
5 months ago

First visuals of the gunbattle after the IED blast

 

Update at 6:19 PM
5 months ago

Four Jawans are reportedly martyred in the attack perpetrated by the Maoists.

Update at 6:17 PM
5 months ago


Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has called for a high-level meeting

Update at 6:16 PM
5 months ago

CRPF sources have confirmed: 

  • The number of cars in the convoy is still not clear. 
  • The legislator had gone for campaigning. 
  • CRPF was not part of the convoy. 
  • One escort vehicle which took the brunt of the attack had around 5 state police personnel. 
  • The area is considered to be sensitive
  • Firing continues intermittently
Update at 6:06 PM
5 months ago

The first visuals of the wrecked vehicle in which the BJP MLA was traveling have been accessed of the attack that occurred at 5:30 PM

 

5 months ago

Maoist terrorists have targetted a BJP convoy, in Chhattisgarh two days ahead of the first phase of Lok Sabha 2019 polls. 

A BJP Dantewada MLA Bhima Mandavi's convoy has been attacked by the left extremist group.

With the initial details coming in, it is known that after an IED blast firing on both sides between security forces and the Maoists is underway. 

Five CRPF jawans are reportedly injured

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