Mumbai: Maharashtra Government has decided to deploy 150 young police sub-inspectors in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli and Chandrapur districts, Home Minister R R Patil said on Wednesday.
"We have decided to reinforce the existing police deployment in the Naxal areas with young officers and hence, the police officers, all from the 2005-06 batch, are being sent there," Patil told a news agency here.
Women police officers would not be included in this deployment, Patil said. "Those selected for the assignment are all young and energetic officers who have not served in the Naxal areas earlier," the minister said.
The police officers would be there for around two and a half years, Patil said, adding the Home Department would be regularly making such deployments in these areas.
"Police officers are also struggling to provide villagers in Naxal areas with education, electricity, water and other basic necessities," Patil said.
Last year, 52 police officers and government servants lost their lives in Naxal attacks.