New Delhi: The Centre today said the
Maharashtra police were ready to lead the battle against the
Naxals, a day after seventeen policemen were killed by the
ultras in an ambush in Gadchiroli district.
"Police will try to round up the Naxals on the basis of
whatever trails they have and see if they can reach the
Naxals. They will take on them," Union Special Secretary
(Internal Security) U K Bansal told reporters here.
Bansal said the paramilitary forces had been rushed and
the mopping up operation was going on.
Seventeen policemen were yesterday killed in an ambush
by over 150 Naxals at Laheri in Gadchiroli district of