Actress Swara Bhaskar expressed shock at the attack carried out by Maoists in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli on Wednesday in which 16 security personnel were martyred. The Bollywood diva condemned the brutal attack and called it 'dastardly' and 'inhuman'.
Criticizing the Maoists' move in strong words in a recent Instagram post, she wrote, "I totally condemn Naxal attack in Gadchiroli, killing 16. Dastardly, inhuman & reflects the utterly degenerate mindset of the so-called ‘revolutionaries’. Ultra-left & anarchist violence weakens democracy, hurts the poor. The state must crack down on perpetrators & ensure justice."
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Several other Bollywood stars and prominent personalities including Sunny Deol, Javed Akhtar, Vivek Agnihotri and Ashoke Pandit have also come forward to condemn the brutal attack and pay tribute to the martyrs.
On Wednesday afternoon, Maoists triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) in order to blow up the police vehicle on the Kurkheda-Korchi road in Gadchiroli. 15 police personnel of the C60 Commando and their driver have been killed in the attack.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the attack, saluting the brave forces and affirmed that their sacrifices will not be forgotten.
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About the attack:
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).