Anti-Naxal operations continues in Jharkhand: police

Last Updated: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 22:27

Ranchi: A senior police official on Thursday
dismissed as false, some media reports which said the
anti-Naxal operations in Jharkhand have been stopped.

"Ongoing operations in various Naxal-infested districts
are going on. They have not been stopped as reported by a
section of media," Inspector General of Police, V D Deshmukh,
told PTI here.

"Preparations are also underway for special operations in
the naxal-affected districts," Deshmukh added.

A section of media allegedly reported that anti-naxal
operation in Jharkhand had been stopped in the backdrop of
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram reportedly convening a
meeting of three states--Chhatisgarh, Orissa and Maharashtra
--in Raipur.

Jharkhand, which shares borders with Orissa, Chhatisgarh,
West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, has Maoist presence in
20 of its 24 districts.

Soon after JMM President Shibu Soren took over as Chief
Minister he offered talks with the Naxals, who were still to
respond.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 22:27

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