Intelligence based ops against Naxals to trace kidnapped cops

Top security officers today decided to undertake intelligence based operations against the Naxals.

Updated: Aug 31, 2010, 23:02 PM IST

Patna: Top security officers today decided
to undertake intelligence based operations against the Naxals
even as security forces have launched a massive combing
operation in the jungles of Bihar`s Lakhisarai district to
trace four policemen kidnapped by Maoists.

The meeting of top police brass including CRPF Director
General Vikram Srivastava and Bihar police chief Neelmani
discussed the operational deployment of troops in the state
and chalked out strategies to undertake co-ordinated
operations between the security forces backed by good
intelligence inputs.

It also discussed development initiatives being
undertaken in the Naxal affected areas, official sources said.
Troops of CRPF, special counter-Naxal force SAF and state
police have launched extensive search operations in the area
around the Kajra hills of the district after Maoists claimed
to have abducted four state policemen following an encounter
killing eight securitymen.

Among those killed in the encounter which took place on
Sunday were six Bihar Military Police (BMP) personnel,
Officer-in-Charge of Kawaiya police outpost Bhulan Yadav and a
policeman.

Earlier, Maoists had issued an ultimatum to the Bihar
government to release eight of their jailed colleagues by
tomorrow, failing which they said they would kill all the four
securitymen kidnapped by them.

Sources said security forces in Jharkhand have also been
alerted as the district is close to the inter-state border and
the Naxals could flee to the neighbouring state.

PTI