Union Home Minister Amit Shah reached Chhattisgarh on Monday to hold a high-level meeting in connection with the Maoist attack in the state’s Bastar region that claimed the lives of 22 security personnel.
Shah, along with Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, paid tributes to the soldiers and laid wreaths on their coffins in Jagdalpur.
During his visit, Shah will also meet some of the injured security personnel in a hospital, a home ministry official said. It will be Shah’s first visit to the Bastar region after assuming the charge of Union Home Minister, he added.
In Jagdalpur, the wreath was laid on the mortal remains of 14 security personnel, while tributes would be paid to the other deceased jawans at the Bijapur district headquarters, the official said.