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Rajnath Singh discusses Kashmir, Sukma with top security brass

News Agencies | Updated on: 2 May 2017, 11:54 IST

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the present security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the recent Sukma attack with country's top security officials.

Research and Analytical Wing (R&AW) chief Anil Dhasmana, Intelligence Bureau chief Rajiv Jain, Director General (DG) Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar and many other top officials participated in the intensive discussion chaired by Rajnath Singh.

The high-level meet discussed strategy and security issues in Chhattisgarh after the Sukma attack. As many as 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and five others were injured in the encounter with naxals in Sukma on April 24.

The CRPF's 74th Battalion was ambushed by the naxals when it was manning a road construction project.

Union Home Minister also directed the officials to tighten the government's grip over Jammu and Kashmir unrest.

Kashmir Valley has been embroiled in utter chaos and violence after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani's was killed by security forces in an encounter in south Kashmir's Kokernag on 8 July last year.


First published: 2 May 2017, 11:54 IST