GUWAHATI: On behalf of Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta and all the ranks of the force, Goalpara Superintendent of Police (SP) paid homage to Bablu Rabha, the CRPF jawan who made supreme sacrifice while fighting Maoist extremists in Chhattisgarh.
“And the legacy of unflinching commitment continues! Saluting the gallantry of our brave hero, on behalf of
& all Ranks, SP
paid homage to Sh. Bablu Rabha of
, who made the supreme sacrifice while fighting Maoists in Chhattisgarh,” Assam Police tweeted.
The last rites of Rabha, a constable of 210 CoBRA battalion of the para-military force was performed with full state honours at his native village—Damrapatpara in the Dudhnoi area of Goalpara district.
In one of the deadliest Maoist attacks on the security forces, at least 22 CRPF men have lost their lives in Chhattisgarh‘s Bijapur Naxal attack on Saturday.
“22 security personnel have lost their lives in the Naxal attack at Sukma-Bijapur in Chhattisgarh,” said Bijapur Superintendent of Police, Kamalochan Kashyap.
Around 31 sustained injuries in the encounter in Bijapur on Saturday, Chhattisgarh Police said.
Director-General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Kuldiep Singh, who is in Chhattisgarh to monitor the situation following the Naxal attack, on Sunday said that there was absolutely no intelligence or operational failure in the operation.
And the legacy of unflinching commitment continues!
Saluting the gallantry of our brave hero, on behalf of @DGPAssamPolice & all Ranks, SP @Goalpara_Police paid homage to Sh. Bablu Rabha of @crpfindia, who made the supreme sacrifice while fighting Maoists in Chhattisgarh. pic.twitter.com/NTkj1DDepT
— Assam Police (@assampolice) April 5, 2021
Singh informed that around 25-30 Naxals were also killed though the exact number is yet to be ascertained.
“There is no point in saying that there was some kind of intelligence or operational failure. Had it been some intelligence failure, forces would have not gone for the operation. And if there was some operational failure, so many Naxals would have not been killed,” DG CRPF told ANI.