Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the death of a CRPF jawan from Amethi district in an encounter with Naxalites in Sukma district of Chattisgarh.
The chief minister condoled the death of Assistant Sub-Inspector Anil Kumar Maurya, who hailed from Amethi, in a gun battle between the security forces and Naxalites, and has announced an ex gratia of Rs. 25 lakh for his family, a government spokesman said.
He also asked the minister in-charge of Amethi to personally visit the family and offer condolences on behalf of the government, the spokesman said.
The gunfight took place on Friday night and lasted around half-an-hour.
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Updated Date: Apr 21, 2018 16:06:51 IST