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.
Prime Minister Modi condemning the attack, saluted the brave forces and affirmed that their sacrifices will not be forgotten.
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.
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.
An exchange of fire is underway between the Police and Maoists at the site of the blast. Moreover, the Gadchiroli Police sources told Republic Media Network that last night around 200-250 Naxals attacked a construction site and these Naxals are known to be a part of the Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh Dalam (Naxal units)
Along with the Prime Minister, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis too condemned the ghastly attack-