NHRC condemns killing of policemen in Chhattisgarh

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New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): National Human Rights Commission has condemned killing of 30 police personnel including a Superintendent of Police by Naxalites in Chhattisgarh while discharging their duties, demanding prompt legal action against the killers.

"It cannot be denied that police is the long arm of the law available to the State to enforce rule of law and thus protect human rights of its citizens. Engaged in the task of enforcing rule of law and thus protecting the lives and properties of citizens the police personnel are often themselves exposed to high risks to their own life and as well as their families," the NHRC said in a statement released today.

The NHRC acknowledges the vital role being played by the police, and paramilitary forces, in maintaining the security of the State.

The number of police personnel who have been killed by the terrorists/Naxalites is a grim reminder of the need for taking immediate and suitable measures for adequate compensation for the families of these victims, the statement said.

"The families of the police personnel killed by Naxalites deserve sympathy of all countrymen and the NHRC hopes that they would be suitably compensated and those seriously injured would be given adequate financial aid," it added.

Over 30 policemen were killed and a dozen injured in two separate Maoist attacks in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon District on Sunday. (ANI)

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