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Centre sends more forces to Chhattisgarh

Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: The Centre has assured Chhattisgarh of all possible assistance in dealing with the situation in the wake of Thursday's naxal attack on a police post in Bijapur district.

Strongly condemning the incident, Home Minister Shivraj Patil said such attacks would not weaken the Government's resolve to deal with the naxal problem. He spoke to Chief Minister Raman Singh and expressed the confidence that the culprits would be nabbed soon.

The Home Ministry sent a helicopter from here to assist the Statein rescue operations. Two companies of the CRPF have been rushed to Rani Bodli village for rendering assistance in search and combing operations. A general alert has been sounded in the neighbouring areas of Maharashtra.