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Inter-state ops against Maoists launched in WB, Jharkhand

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 17:59

Kolkata: Expressing confidence of reclaiming
areas dominated by Maoists, Union Home minister P Chidambaram
on Tuesday said inter-state operations against them had been
launched in West Bengal and Jharkhand.

"The meeting discussed inter-state operations between West
Bengal and Jharkhand besides West Bengal and Orissa and some
decisions have been taken. These decisions will be
implemented," he told a press conference after the key meeting
with chief ministers, deputy chief ministers and senior
officials of four Naxal-hit states.

Stating that intra-state operations against Maoists had
been launched in Jharkhand and West Bengal, he said, "We will
reclaim areas now dominated by Naxals. Civil administration
will be firmly established in those areas."

Expressing confidence that further progress would be made
in six months, the Home Minister said he was satisfied with
what was happening all over the country.

Admitting that there were some inadequacies here and
there, he said, "We discussed both strength and weaknesses."


First Published: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 17:59
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