Ranchi: Security forces killed 550
Naxals and apprehended 4,090 others in the past one decade in
Jharkhand, Chief Minister Arjun Munda said on Sunday.
He said after the creation of the new state, Naxal
activities in the form of killing and kidnapping for extortion
and holding of `kangaroo courts` went up, which is a matter of
concern and the state police was being revamped to deal with
Of the 18 Naxal-affected districts of the state 14
are seriously affected but the Planning Commission-sponsored
Integrated Development Programme is being executed to isolate
the militants, he said.
Asked about Jharkhand’s preparations for tackling the
menace, Munda told PTI "the government has chalked out an
integrated programme under which state police, central
paramilitary forces, central and state intelligence agencies
are working in tandem."
"To tackle Maoist menace, the manpower in all the 118
police stations of the naxal-affected areas has been doubled,"
he said and added under the scheme 13,000 additional personnel
have been appointed in the police stations.