The Home Minister yesterday briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the attack and rushed his deputy to Chhattisgarh to take stock of the situation.
"The sacrifice of our courageous jawans will not go in vain", said home minister Rajnath Singh in Raipur.
According to police superintendent Jitendra Shukla, around 70 members of India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were patrolling a road construction project in Chhattisgarh state's Sukma district when they were ambushed.
The CRPF said the ambush began at 12.30 p.m. Troopers who survived the horror said the attackers used hand grenades, automatic rifles and rocket launchers as they launched the attack "from all sides".
The home minister said that he had called a meeting of the governments of states affected by Maoist violence on May 8, ANI reported.
He later attended a meeting with the chief minister and senior officers. We have accepted it as a challenge.
Singh said the attack was part of a campaign by Naxals to counter the development work being carried out by the Centre and the state government.
The NHRC hoped the State will take note of the sacrifices made by the CRPF personnel in maintaining the rule of law and creating an environment of peace and security in the country, and the aggrieved families would be suitably compensated.
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He said the CRPF contingent did not try to sanitise the area when they saw the movement of villagers towards the weekly market, held on Mondays from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. The Naxals are frustrated with the development of roads in Bastar region.
The six CRPF personnel from Bihar killed in Sukma on Monday are Ranjeet Kumar, Naresh Yadav, Krishna Kumar Pandey, Abhay Kumar, Saurabh Kumar and Abhay Mishra.
Moreover the jawans had to distinguish before villagers and the Naxals which again acted as a disadvantage for the CRPF personnel.
Kumar condoled the death of the 25 CRPF jawans, saying the country will never forget these courageous soldiers who died for the nation. He also informed about the murder of their head by the naxals.
"The troops replied in a befitting manner but taking advantage of their geographical position, the Maoists succeeded in inflicting losses on the CRPF", the paramilitary force said in a statement.
"This is the time to stand together as the government is trying to tackle the Naxal menace", he added.
"Discussions should take place with all political leaders and some new policies should be introduced", Singh told the media here.