Naxal issue: Will speed up work with better connectivity of police stations, says Raman Singh

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 23:09

Zee Media Bureau

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday said that the state government will speed up work with better connectivity of police stations and infrastructure to combat the growing Naxal issue in the state.
Addressing a meeting on the issue of Maoists, Singh said, “Will speed up work with better connectivity of police stations and infrastructure.”
Singh was heading the meeting of Unified command to discuss the Naxal issue.

On June 13, three Naxal commanders, one of them carrying a reward on his head, were arrested from separate places in insurgency-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police had said.

The cadres- Badru alias Kariya Hemla (28) and Vatti Rama (30)- were apprehended from a weekly market of Bhairmagarh, Bijapur Deputy Superintendent of Police Sukhnandan Rathore had confirmed the news.

Acting on a tip-off about the movement of senior rebel leaders in Bhairamgarh area, a team of local police was mobilised in the region which rounded up the duo from the spot.

In a separate incident, Talikod militia platoon commander Balram Tamo (28) was held when he had arrived at Nelnar weekly market for purchasing essential commodities ahead of the monsoon for the rebel groups.

Between 2001 and April 2014, Left-wing extremists unleashed numerous attacks on government buildings and infrastructure in several pockets of the state particularly in stronghold-Bastar, destroying 113 schools, 75 panchayat and cultural buildings, four hospitals and 119 road and culverts, as per documents from the local IB.

Besides, 53 attacks were carried out on railway properties and 77 on depots and buildings of forest department during this period, the documents said.

Majority of Naxal attacks in the state since its formation in November, 2000 have been on roads/culverts. As many as 22 forest roads and culverts were destroyed by Maoists in 2004, the highest till date.

First Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 16:43

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