Chhattisgarh: Kin of Karma and Patel get enhanced security

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Chhattisgarh
Raipur, May 28: The Chhattisgarh government has tightened security arrangements of the families of senior Congress leaders Nand Kumar Patel and Mahendra Karma, who were killed in a Maoist attack on Saturday in Bastar.

"Mahendra Karma's family will be given Z-plus level security cover, while Patel's family would be secured by a Z level security," an official spokesman said.

Chief Minister Raman Singh has already directed the police to step up security of families of slain Congress leaders.

According to Karma's relative, they have received a threat letter from Maoists late evening after which they informed the police about it.

Karma and Patel were killed when the heavily-armed Maoists ambushed a convoy of Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district on Saturday, killing 27 people, including 11 Congress leader and injured 32 others.

PTI

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