241 killed in Naxal violence in Chhattisgarh in one yearFebruary 4th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by ANI
Raipur, Feb. 4 (ANI): Chhattisgarh home minister Nankiram Kanwar informed the assembly on Wednesday that 241 people fell victim to the Naxal violence in the state during the last year.
In his written reply to a question by Congress MLA Haridhar Bharadwaj, the home minister said, Naxalites have killed 241 persons in the state between January 1, 2008 and January 12, 2009.
During this period, 82 of extremists were killed in police encounters, and 431 Naxalites and Sangam members were also arrested, he said.
Kanwar said that the state government had so far compensated 126 civilian families who fell victim to the Naxal violence. (ANI)