​CRPF walked into Maoist trap, says Chidambaram

Last Updated: Tue, Apr 06, 2010 08:11 hrs

New Delhi: Home Minister P. Chidambaram said on Tuesday that the scores of Central Reserve Police Force (CPRF) personnel massacred in Chhattisgarh earlier in the day seemed to have walked into a Maoist trap.

"Something has gone very wrong," a sombre Chidambaram told reporters outside his office here. "They seem to have walked into a trap set by the Naxalites (Maoists). Casualties are very high. I am deeply shocked."  

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"But this shows the savage nature of the CPI-Maoist, the brutality and savagery they are capable of. Senior officers have gone to the area. I await a report from them," he said, referring to the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist.