Water Resources and Agriculture Minister Shri Ravindra Choubey reached the battalion located today and saluted the martyred Deputy Commandant Vikas Kumar. He said that the valor and sacrifice of martyr Vikas Kumar will always be remembered, Vikas Kumar has achieved heroism by showing indomitable courage against Naxalites.

On December 13, Cobra Battalion 208 was reported to have an IED bomb near Kasaram village near Kasaram Nala. After the information, the team of Cobra Battalion reached the spot and was defusing IED. During this time the bomb exploded and Vikas Kumar, Deputy Commandant of CRPF was hit by IED, the Deputy Commandant was brought from Sukma to Raipur in an injured state. He became a martyr during treatment. Shaheed Jawan Vikas Kumar was a resident of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.
Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Vikas Upadhyay, DGP Mr. DM Awasthi, Special DG Naxal Mr. Ashok Juneja, Special DG of CRPF Mr. Kuldeep Kumar, arrived at the battalion of Mana to pay the last salute to Shaheed Vikas Kumar.