Stress on foolproof intelligence to fight Maoists: CRPF chief

Director General of CRPF Vijay Kumar on Tuesday said security personnel should be rushed only when there is "correct" intelligence input about the presence of Maoists.

Last Updated: May 10, 2011, 18:52 PM IST

Medininagar (Jharkhand): Director General of
CRPF Vijay Kumar on Tuesday said security personnel should be
rushed only when there is "correct" intelligence input about
the presence of Maoists.

A week after Maoists ambushed a security party killing 11
personnel in Lohardaga, Kumar reviewed security-related
matters with the SPs of Latehar, Palamau and Garhwa.

Advocating further strengthening of intelligence on Naxal
movements, he said feedback to the CRPF should be "immediate"
and "correct".

He stressed on thorough knowledge of local geography and
hilly topography to take on the ultras, adding that the role
of local police stations was important in this regard.

Kumar said vigilance should be "stepped up" in the hilly
terrains with kutcha roads to discover hidden landmines and
avoid a repeat of the Lohardaga ambush.

PTI