New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will probe the Maoist attack on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh after the Centre received a go-ahead from Chief Minister Raman Singh for the same.

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"I have spoken to Raman Singh and he has agreed for probe by NIA", Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said.

Shinde said he has briefed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the decision to hand over the investigation to NIA. Heavily-armed Maoists had on Saturday ambushed a convoy of Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district, killing 27 people including Congress leader Mahendra Karma, PCC chief Nand Kumar Patel, his son Dinesh and ex-MLA Uday Mudliyar and injuring 32 others, including former Union Minister VC Shukla.

(Agencies)

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