CRPF praised for anti-Maoist operation in W Bengal

Praising the role of CRPF in anti-Naxal operations in the state, WB`s police chief has recommended that the paramilitary personnel be given "suitable reward" for their courage and admirable support to the state police force.

Updated: Jun 03, 2010, 17:50 PM IST

Kolkata/New Delhi: Praising the role of
CRPF in anti-Naxal operations in the state, West Bengal`s
police chief has recommended that the paramilitary personnel
be given "suitable reward" for their courage and admirable
support to the state police force.

"Effort of the CRPF personnel is praise-worthy and
they deserve suitable reward for their courage and admirable
support to state police force during jungle operation
conducted against Left-wing extremists," Director General of
Police Bhupinder Singh wrote in a commendation letter
addressed to CRPF DG Vikram Srivastava here.

Impressed by the CRPF`s role during the operation
jointly conducted with the state police to flush out Maoists
in West Midnapore district between April 1 to April 3, Singh
asked the central force to suitably reward the 45 personnel of
the 184 Battalion.

"Awarding suitable rewards to them from your end would
greatly encourage the concerned CRPF personnel and they
deserve the same for their courage and bravery," Singh said.

Singh`s special gesture was followed by a communique
from Inspector General of Police (Western Zone), West Bengal
Zulfiquar Hasan, who had in April written to his chief
emphasising the role of CRPF.

During the operation, schools in the district which
were shut down, besides government offices were re-opened.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs has, in a
separate letter to Srivastava, appreciated the "prompt
response" and "energetic efforts" both by CRPF headquarter and
by the force`s personnel in rescue operation in the aftermath
of the Jnaneshwari Express tragedy.

Home Secretary G K Pillai said that more than 10 lives
were saved because of the rescue efforts of the CRPF.

PTI