Sukma encounter: Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia for MP CRPF jawan’s family

Bhopal : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 25 lakh as compensation for next of kin of Madhya Pradesh CRPF jawan who lost his life in Sukma Naxal attack.

Meanwhile, the Union Home Ministry earlier in the day sought a report from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on recent Sukma attack, which claimed lives of 26 security personnel.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday directed Director General of the CRPF and security adviser to MHA K Vijay Kumar to stay put in Chhattisgarh and frame strategy to tackle Naxals in Sukma.

The attack took place on personnel of the CRPF’s 74th Battalion as they were assisting the local population in road building activity in the district. (ANI)