Guv expresses concern over rising Naxalism

Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed expressed his concern over left-wing extremism in the state and stressed the importance of curbing it.

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2012, 00:44 AM IST

Bokaro: Jharkhand Governor Syed
Ahmed on Friday expressed concern over left-wing extremism in the
state and stressed the importance of curbing it.

"Naxalism has increased in Jharkhand and efforts are being
made to control it," Ahmed told reporters.

Asked to comment on alleged nexus between political
leaders and the Maoists as feared by some leaders, he said
there would be a probe into it.

Recently Union Rural Development Minister Jairam
Ramesh reportedly expressed concern over alleged links between
political parties and Naxals.

The state has lost 26 policemen who had been killed in
Maoist violence since December 3.

Ahmed said the government was looking into the latest
issue surrounding Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act in the state.

Several groups are opposing the Act which protects land
owned by people belonging to SC/ST/OBC.

The Act says any
transaction of land has to be between persons under the same
police station and permission should be obtained from the
deputy commissioner of the respective district.

PTI