Two policemen and a camera person of Doordarshan were killed and two others were injured on Tuesday when around 100 naxals attacked a security patrol party in poll-bound Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, the police said.
Two to three naxals were also believed to be killed in retaliatory action by the security forces after the ambush in a forest area near Nilawaya village, around 450 kms from Raipur, the police said.
The ambush was to target the CRPF patrolling team and create fear among road contractors and workers engaged in road construction works in the area, D M Awasthi, Special Director General (anti naxal operations), told
reporters in Raipur.
To talk about the recent developments in Chhattisgarh ahead of the assembly elections, CNBC-TV18's Archana Shukla is joined by Manish Gupta, editor of Navabharat Times; Jaiveer Shergill, Congress spokesperson and Amit Malviya, BJP spokesperson.