Gadchiroli Blast Updates: PM Modi Condemns Maoist Attack

Maoist Attack in Gadchiroli: An improvised explosive device (IED) blast was used to target the police vehicle.

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Gadchiroli Blast Updates: PM Modi Condemns Maoist Attack

Gadchiroli Blast: An IED blast was set off on a police vehicle by Maoists. (PTI)

New Delhi: 

Fifteen security personnel and their driver were killed in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli after their vehicle was blown up by Maoists today. An improvised explosive device (IED) blast was used to target the police vehicle. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the Maoist attack "despicable" and said that the perpetrators of violence will not be spared. This is the third Maoist attack in Gadchiroli since the national election began last month. 

The blast near Gadchiroli's Jambhumpada village took place hours after Maoists burnt 25 vehicles at a road construction site in Kurkheda of Gadchiroli at around 3:30 am.The Maoist attack comes on a day when Maharashtra is celebrating its foundation day. The Maoists were in the final stages of observing a week-long protest to mark the first anniversary of 40 of their members who were gunned down by security forces on April 22 last year.
 

Here are the updates on the Maoist attack in Gadchiroli


May 01, 2019
17:32 (IST)
May 01, 2019
17:13 (IST)
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari condemns the attack

My tributes to the brave Jawans killed in the attack. The Maoists will have to pay a heavy price for this cowardly movement.

May 01, 2019
16:56 (IST)
Not enough attention to law and order, says NCP leader Sharad Pawar

The state government has not paid enough attention to the law and order in the Nadal affected area. On Maharashtra day, in gadchiroli's Jamburkheda area , 16 SRPF jawans were killed. 

Home ministry is under CM Fadnavis and hence he needs to resign immediately.
May 01, 2019
16:35 (IST)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra condemns Gadchiroli attack

Tributes to Jawans killed in naxal violence in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. In this hour of grief, I and the Congress party are with the martyrs ' families. The entire country is opposed to this horrific violence by the Maoists. We will unitedly defeat this violent ideology.
May 01, 2019
16:04 (IST)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on the Maoist attack: 

Deeply pained by the attack on security personnel in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. I express my condolences to the bereaved families.
May 01, 2019
16:00 (IST)
Maharashtra DGP Subodh Jaiswal said incorrect to term the Naxal attack as intelligence failure, news agency PTI reported. 
May 01, 2019
15:33 (IST)
Governor cancels Maharashtra Day Reception

After the Maoist attack, the Governor of Maharashtra CH. Vidyasagar Rao has cancelled the Reception and Cultural Programme organized at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai today evening. 

May 01, 2019
15:31 (IST)
"Will Fight This Menace": Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis On the attack: 

I strongly condemn this attack and we will fight this menace with even more and stronger efforts. I also spoke to Hon Union Home Minister @rajnathsingh ji and briefed him about the situation in Maharashtra."
May 01, 2019
15:21 (IST)
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called the attack a cowardice act.
May 01, 2019
15:19 (IST)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis condemned the attack and said they will fight this menace with even more and stronger efforts.
May 01, 2019
15:10 (IST)
Suresh Prabhu called the attack an act of cowardice and desperation.
May 01, 2019
15:10 (IST)
Suresh Prabhu said that he was saddened by the unfortunate attack.
May 01, 2019
15:07 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also expressed his anger. He tweeted:
May 01, 2019
15:01 (IST)
Gujarat Congress MP Ahmed Patel condemned the attack. He tweeted:
May 01, 2019
14:54 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the attack "despicable" and said that the "perpetrators of such violence will not be spared".
May 01, 2019
14:53 (IST)
  • Fifteen security personnel and their driver have been killed in after a powerful explosion
  • An improvised explosive device (IED) blast was triggered on a police vehicle
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