No let-up in operations against Naxals: CRPF chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 08:51

Greater Noida: Operations against Naxals will continue and there will be no let-up on this front, CRPF chief Pranay Sahay told his troops here on Tuesday.

The Director General was speaking to a batch of 716 young recruits who were commissioned into the largest paramilitary force of the country, also the mainstay for anti-Naxal operations.

"This fight against Naxals will continue. There will be no let-up (on this front)," Sahay said, urging the young men to contribute in fighting the Maoist menace.

The Central Reserve Police Force chief said more than 40 per cent of his strength was deployed for these operations in various states and there have been good achievements on this front this year.

"We had 75-80 encounters with the Maoists in various states and we have hit them effectively every time," he said.

The newly inducted constables will now be recruited in various theatres that the CRPF is operating in, including counter-Naxal operations, anti-insurgency and tackling militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.

The CRPF has deployed almost 85 battalions (85,000 personnel) in Left Wing Extremism-hit areas at present.

The young men have been trained in various combat and tactical skills for 44 weeks at the forces` Group Centre located here.

The Director General also noted that CRPF has not recorded a single incident of human rights violation this year and the paramilitary force has an impeccable record in maintaining human rights.

Meanwhile, recruit Mahendra Kumar Yadav was adjudged both the `Overall Best Trainee` and `Best Indoor Trainee`, while recruit K Arjun bagged the trophy for `Best Outdoor Trainee`, P Marimuthu for `Best firer`, Manoj Kumar Tiwari for `Best Drill` and Rohitash Kumar for `Best PT & UAC`.

716 recruits were inducted into CRPF at a majestic Passing Out Parade of 221 Bn, CRPF at Group Centre here today.

These recruits received training spanning 44 weeks, initially in Agartala, Tripura and then in Group Centre, Greater Noida.

They were trained in physical, weaponry, Unarmed Combat (UAC), map reading, IED and explosives, riot control, jungle training, field and battle craft, IPC, Cr.PC, human rights among other things.

DIG Group Centre, Greater Noida RS Chauhan, Special DG Aruna Bahuguna, ADG (Training) Vivek Dube, IG Northern Sector Dr A P Maheshwari, IG (Training) SR Panthi were also present on the occasion.


First Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 22:46
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