New Delhi: A bomb was recovered from the body of security personnel who was brought in for post mortem at a Ranchi hospital after a Naxal attack. The Naxals booby-trapped the bodies with explosives which exploded subsequently, killing 10 CRPF personnel and three civilians on Monday.
Jharkhand DGP GS Rath talked tough on Thursday saying that the incident was inhiman and barbaric. "We have been fighting with naxalism for the last several years and we are prepared to take on the Naxals," Rath said. "As naxals change their strategy we will also change ours," Rath added.
The Centre has now indicated that it will send in more CRPF battalions to Latehar. Sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs said that sending in more troops to the area had become necessary as some of the top Naxal leaders were present there. Kranthi Kumar also said that the operation by CRPF and the state's commonado force Jharkhand Jaguars was carried out after specific intelligence which confirmed the presence of a large number of Naxals in the area.