The final salute was given to 10 DRG jawans who lost their lives in the Dantewada Naxalite attack. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel was also present during the salute ceremony. CM Baghel paid tribute to the martyrs and also met the families of the soldiers. After paying tribute to the martyred jawans, CM Baghel announced compensation to their families on behalf of the state government. He also reiterated that no one will be spared involved in the case.
CM Baghel, who reached the spot while talking to media, said that Dantewada SP earlier received a confidential input about the Naxalites. Our team had an encounter with the Naxalites at the spot, a Naxalite was captured and being brought during which 10 jawans and a civilian were killed in an IED blast. I pay homage to them. Our soldiers have sacrificed their lives in fighting, now the fight will be intensified.
10 DRG jawans and a driver who lost their lives in the Naxalite attack in Dantewada will be compensated as per the Naxal policy made for soldiers and civilians.
The final salute ceremony was held at the Karli police lines where CM Baghel along with other officials carried the coffin of one of the jawans on his shoulders and placed it in an ambulance to be taken to his residence. The family members, including the wives and over a dozen children, of the deceased jawans were also present during the ceremony.