Raipur/Raigarh: Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Thursday visited the family of slain Chhattisgarh Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel at his native Nadeli village in Raigarh district.

Shinde, accompanied by senior officials, landed at Jindal airport in Raigarh around 11 am. Director General of Police Ramniwas was at the airport along with senior officials to receive him.

Shinde offered his condolences and paid tributes to the late leader and his son Dinesh.

Balak Patel, a relative of Patel, complained to Shinde about the security lapses and alleged political conspiracy behind the incident. He also alleged that the state government had failed to make proper use of security forces being provided by the Centre to combat Naxalism.

"We have ordered an inquiry (NIA) of CBI level. The investigation will reveal who are responsible for the incident. I will look after your grievances and justice will be done with your family," Shinde said.

(Agencies)

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