A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was killed and another sustained critical injury, when rebels ambushed them during their routine day-out operation on Monday morning, just 1.5 kilo meters from Bhejji police station in Konta block of restive Sukma district of Bastar region. According to information reaching here, the deceased as K Kumar, a Head Constable of CRPF 2nd Battalion posted in Konta, whereas the injured CRPF personnel is Arjun Rao, a constable of the same battalion.
Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) will host party convention in the newly-constituted districts Bemetara and Sukma from February 14, 15. Party state in-charge B K Hariprassad, in-charge secretary Bhatcharan Das will attend the party onventions. Newly-constituted districts. The main opposition party Congress in view of forthcoming Vidhan Sabha elections in 2013-14, is preparing ground to consolidate party image in the newly-formed districts of Chhattisgarh and also is also making efforts to strengthen the party activities in the area.
State Government has posted officials to Employment and Self-Employment Guidance Centers (ESEGC)in the nine newly constituted district for the convenience of unemployment youth in these areas. Technical Education Department of the State has posted the officials of Directorate of Employment and Training to these positions. According to the order released from Secretariat issued on behalf of the Department, A O Lari serving as Deputy Director of ESEGC at Jagdalpur, has been posted to Sukma.
Two days after a suspected Naxal, Pudiyami Mada, reportedly committed suicide at the Sukma police station, the Chhattisgarh police today blamed “severe torture by CRPF”.
According to the Sukma police station diary, Mada was nabbed by a CRPF team “headed by Assistant Commandant, 2nd Battalion, Ashish Kumar on Friday morning” and handed over to the police at around 8:30 am. He hanged himself in the lock-up at around 9:30 pm.
But the police today said the CRPF personnel had nabbed Mada a few days earlier.
Chhattisgarh Sukma Districts inaugurated function
Sukma Districts in Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh inaugurated the function. Special Guest Shree Jairam Ramesh Minister for Rural Development in New Delhi.
Saying that geography of Chhattisgarh has changed from January 1, Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that the journey of Chhattisgarh's development began with 16 districts, then Narayanpur and Bijapur were constituted in 2007 and now nine new districts, have been added taking number of districts to 27. We want district administration to reach to far-fledged areas of Chhattisgarh, so that everyone could get more and more facilities while the Government could save time and money.
Nine more districts came into existence in Chhattisgarh on Sunday, taking the total number to 27, chief minister Raman Singh said.
The new districts, a new year gift to people, were carved out to speed up the pace of development, Singh said while talking to reporters here.
The new districts are Sukma, Kondagaon, Balod, Bemetara, Baloda Bazar, Gariaband, Mungeli, Surajpur and Balrampur.
Sukma district has been carved out of the state's worst Maoist affected Dantewada district and Kondagaon from the insurgency-hit Bastar district.