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A day after a senior official denied “intelligence failure” within the Chhattisgarh anti-naxal operation, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that the operation towards Maoists, through which 22 safety personnel have been killed, was “poorly designed and incompetently executed”.

“If there was no intelligence failure then a 1:1 demise ratio means it was a poorly designed and incompetently executed operation. Our Jawans should not cannon fodder to be martyred at will,” the Congress chief Tweeted.

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Alongside the remarks, Gandhi tagged a information clipping of CRPF DG Kuldiep Singh’s declare that “there was no intelligence or operational failure within the operation in Chhattisgarh” the place 22 safety personnel have been killed by the Maoists on Saturday within the state’s Bastar area.

In a following tweet, Gandhi raised doubts concerning the safety supplied to the personnel who participated within the encounter. “No India jawan ought to face any enemy with out physique armour within the twenty first century,” he mentioned.

Earlier, information company ANI has quoted Singh saying that “Had it been some intelligence failure, forces would haven’t gone for the operation. And if there was some operational failure, so many Naxals would haven’t been killed.”

An encounter broke out between safety forces and Naxals alongside the Sukma-Bijapur border in Chhattisgarh on Saturday after a celebration of jawans was ambushed by Maoists close to Jonnaguda village round midday. The extreme face-off led to the sacrifice of twenty-two troopers, leaving 32 others injured, with 1 jawan lacking.



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