Dantewada attack shows Naxals' desperation: Raman Singh

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Raipur, May 17 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday said the Naxal attack that killed over 30 people in Dantewada District showed their desperation.

Addressing the media after the attack on civilians by the Maoists, the State CM condemned the incident.

He said the Maoists, who were losing support base, acted desperately.

"This incident shows the cruel face of the Naxals. We have been saying this... when the Naxals support base finishes they resort to such methods. Their (Naxals) belief in people's representatives and local population has finished," Singh said.

He said it is difficult for the State Government to deploy security personnel in every village.

"There cannot be police personnel in every village... there are 20 thousand villages," Singh said.

He claimed that as the security forces are gaining grounds at many places, the security cover would be enhanced gradually.

"The security forces are moving forward in various areas...they are getting trained. We hope that in the future we will be able to enhance security in a better way," Singh added.

At least 30 persons, including several Special Police Officers (SPOs) were killed in the attack in Dantewada District on Monday evening.

The attack is the second in little over a month after 76 security personnel were killed here on April 6 in Dantewada District.

The Naxals attacked a bus carrying passengers from Gadiras to Bhusaras in Dantewada district.

Naxals blew up the bus using Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at around 04.45 p.m.

The latest blast incident has taken place a day after the Maoists called for a 48 hour shutdown in five states-Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh. (ANI)

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