Fri, 25 Sep 2009 11:59:50 GMT

Chidambaram visits homes of police officials killed by Maoists

Raipur: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday visited the homes of an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and a police constable who were killed in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district.

Chidambaram made an unscheduled visit to the homes of Rajnandgaon superintendent of police V.K. Choubey in E.A.C. Colony and constable Sanjay Yadav in Tikrapara area with Chief Minister Raman Singh.

Choubey and Yadav were killed by Maoist guerrillas July 12 in Madanwara forest area of Rajnandgaon.

Choubey was on the hit-list of Maoist rebels for years and was the first IPS officer to have been killed by the guerrillas.

Chidambaram, who landed at Mana airport in state capital Raipur around 8 a.m., drove straight to Raj Bhawan and met Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and Chief Minister Raman Singh.

After a brief meeting, he drove first to Choubey's home and consoled the bereaved family members.


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