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Salwa Judum order: Centre to file review petition

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 22:08

New Delhi: The Centre is all set to file a
petition in the Supreme Court, asking it to review its
judgement on disbanding of Salwa Judum as the order is likely
affect the anti-Naxal operations.

The government law officers are exploring the grounds on
which the review petition will be filed this week and they
have closeted with senior Home Ministry officials several
times in past few days to discuss the issue, sources said.

The Centre is expected to contend before the apex court
that its order disbanding and disarming tribals, deployed as
Special Police Officers (SPOs), will not only affect
anti-naxal operations but also fight against militants in
Jammu and Kashmir as well as in the Northeast where similar
sets of people were engaged by the state governments.

"The review petition will be filed within this week or
latest by next week," a source said.

Home Minister P Chidambaram recently had said that the
apex court order will have bearing on the anti-naxal


First Published: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 22:08

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