Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) suspects that the information regarding the movement of the troops was leaked by spies working within and outside the paramilitary. The leakage of movement led to the deadly landmine blast.
“It is certain that the information about their movement was leaked. Somewhere or at some stage this has happened.The boys were doing a surprise non-operational movement and hence were in mufti. We are looking into it,” said K Durga, CRPF Director General.
Seven Police Force men were killed last Wednesday in a deadly landmine explosion blasted off by Naxals that also left a massive four-feet deep crater on the road in Dantewada district, the hot spot of Maoist attacks.
The General reached Chhattisgarh late last night and will be moving off to the accident site near Melawada village where Naxals blew up a Tata-709 mini-truck used by the CRPF men as a carriage to go from one camp to the other.
A CRPF official said that apart from a Court of Inquiry assigned to look into the incident, the force is also probing the role of a “suspect mole who can be from either from within the force or outside.”
“The men were travelling in normal, non-force vehicle and were not going for any operation. There has been no attack on that road and hence no advance road opening party used to be deployed there. But, information got leaked about their movement. We are looking into all the aspects,” he said while visiting the site to examine the blast.