Naxal violence in Gadchiroli matter of concern: PC

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said expressed concern over the situation in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra.

Last Updated: Dec 31, 2011, 16:41 PM IST

Mumbai: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram
today said expressed concern over the situation in Naxal-hit
Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra despite presence of central
security forces to deal with the menace.

"I am not happy with the situation in Gadchiroli. We have
pumped in a lot of forces, we have provided helicopter. Yet I
think the situation in Gadchiroli is a matter of concern," he
said.
"I will talk to the chief minister, with a request to pay
special attention to the situation," he told reporters here.

"Naxal violence has declined all over the country. Yet it
is unacceptably high. It has to decline further. We must
contain it, we must contain it in Gadchiroli too," he said.

The Home Minister said he was monitoring the Mumbai blasts
investigation closely, along with the chief minister.

"In Delhi blasts case, as I said, there has been
significant progress. Three people have been arrested, three
have been identified as wanted accused....we are confident
that we will be able to apprehend them," he said.
PTI