Three more CIAT schools in Jharkhand proposed to counter ultras
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 14:19
Ranchi: Three Counter Insurgency and Anti- Terrorism (CIAT) Schools will be set up in Jharkhand to give specialised training to counter guerrilla warfare, officials said Tuesday.

The three CIAT Schools will be set up at Netarhat in Latehar district, Padma in Hazaribagh district and Musabani in East Singhbhum district in the next couple of years, they said.

Netarhat already has a jungle warfare school.

The training would equip the security personnel to take on extremists' tactics of guerrilla warfare laced with modern weapons and high power explosive materials.

A recruitment drive in the police department would also take place in 2011-12 to appoint around 11,000 police personnel at various level, they said, adding youths would be given priority.

Besides the CPI(Maoist), the People's Liberation Front of India, Jharkhand Prastuti Committee and Tritiya Samaloni Prastuti are some of the extremist outfits that have their presence in Jharkhand, where 18 out of 24 districts are Naxal-affected.


First Published: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 14:19

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