Jagan Announces Aid For Deceased Jawans' Families
AP Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy today announced an ex-gratia of Rs 30 lakh each to two jawans killed in a Maoist clash in Chhattisgarh.
Hyderabad | 5th April 2021
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy today expressed shock over the death of CRPF jawans Routhu Jagadeesh, a native of Gajularega of Vizianagaram, and Sakhamuri Murali Krishnan, a native of Gudipoodi of Guntur, who lost their lives in a Moaist attack in Chhattisgarh on April 3.
Conveying his condolences to the families of the two jawans from Andhra Pradesh, the CM announced an ex-gratia of Rs 30 lakh each to the bereaved families.
He then expressed his sorrow at the incident, and said, "There is no place for violence in a democracy. Our government will do all that is necessary to support the families of the two martyrs."
TDP supremo and former AP CM Chandrababu Naidu also expressed his condolences to the families of the two martyred security personnel, and termed the incident as unfortunate.
Apart from 27-year-old Routhu Jagadeesh and CRPF Cobra Commander Sakhamuri Murali Krishnan, 20 other CRPF jawans were also martyred in the clash between a group of Maoists and the security forces in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh, on Saturday.
The threat of Maoist violence has affected both the Telugu-speaking states of AP and Telangana quite severely. In December last year, Telangana DGP M Mahender Reddy had expressed his concerns regarding the issue, and had said that the police force of the state would do all that was in its power to thwart the rising Maoist presence in the state.
"Each and every police official in the district is on high alert, and has been keeping a close eye on the movements of the Maoists," the DGP had said.
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