"In a major breakthrough, Gadchiroli police nabbed a think-tank member G.N. Saibaba from New Delhi. The state intelligence agencies should have anticipated retaliatory action by the Maoists against the arrest. The intelligence apparatus seems to have lagged behind," Tawde said. Terming the development "very sad", Tawde demanded a high-level probe into the attack.
He accused the state home department for its "perpetual failure" to tackle the Maoist menace and demanded that sophisticated arms must be provided to security personnel working in Maoist-affected areas.
"Women and Dalits have been unsafe in the state, but with today's incident, there are apprehensions that even police are not secure in Maoist areas," Tawde said. He urged the state government to take full responsibility of the families of those killed in Sunday's attack, and extend all help and compensation to them. (IANS)