DGPs of Maoist-hit states stress on more Central forces

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 20:33

Kolkata: The DGPs of four Maoist-affected
states of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Orissa and Bihar on Tuesday
said that deployment of Central forces should be increased to
flush out Maoists and UAVs used to spot them from the air.

"We are unanimous on enhancement in deployment of
Central paramilitary forces," West Bengal police chief
Bhupinder Singh told reporters at the State Secretariat where
his counterparts from Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa were present
at a meeting with Union Home Minister P Chidamabaram to work
out strategy against Maoists.

The DGPs also believed that along with ground
operations, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were needed to
scour forests, he said.

Singh said his counterpart in Jharkhand admitted the
presence of training camps of the left wing extremists in
forests in Dalma and Singbhum areas.

The Maoists also seemed to have access to Nepal
through a particular corridor, he said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 20:33

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