‘Lack of idea affecting anti-Naxal ops in C’garh’

Anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh have been affected by lack of vision in police leadership, officials have said.

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2011, 20:46 PM IST

New Delhi: Anti-Naxal operations in
Chhattisgarh have been affected by lack of vision in police
leadership, improper implementation of development schemes
coupled with anti-government propaganda, officials have said.

They said despite providing adequate resources -- Central
security personnel, funds for security-related expenditure,
Chhattisgarh Police have not been able to take enough action
to defeat the Maoists.

"Lack of vision in police leadership is severely
hampering the anti-Naxal operations. There is an urgent need
to re-jig the entire police administration and pursue a
holistic approach," an officer said.

Out of the 16 districts in Chhattisgarh, 11 are hit by
Naxal menace while five of them affected severely. The Centre
has provided 25,000 central paramilitary force personnel to
the state of the 72,000 personnel deployed in all Naxal-hit
states.

Officials said improper implementation of various
development schemes have also affected government`s strategy
to tackle the menace.

Several hundred crores of rupees have been pumped into
the state in past few years for several development schemes,
including Integrated Action Plan through which government is
constructing roads, bridges, school building health centres
and opening PDS shops.

All these have been happening despite Home Minister P
Chidambaram enjoying an excellent relation with Chhattisgarh
Chief Minister Raman Singh. On many occasions, Chidambaram had
reportedly gone out of way to help Chhattisgarh government in
its various requirements, officials said.

PTI