Hazaribagh: BSF Director
General Raman Srivastav has advised top officials to take
adequate security before moving in naxal-infested areas in the
background of Malkangiri Collector R V Krishna’s abduction
by the Maoists in neighbouring Orissa.
Replying to a query on Krishna’s abduction, he said
yesterday that however popular a collector might be, he should
not move in Naxalite stronghold areas without security.
"Sometimes, overconfidence creates problem and that was
exactly the reason why he was abducted along with a junior
engineer while moving without security", he said.
The BSF DG, who visited Silwar Firing Range, about 10 km
from here, said one should take the assistance of security
forces ?otherwise the purpose of deployment of security will
Stating that BSF forces were deployed in 26 places in
Orissa and 27 in Chattishgarh, Srivastav asserted that the CPI
(Maoist’s) desire to make a Red Corridor in these areas
would never be fulfilled.
He said ever since BSF was deployed in Orissa and
Chattishgarh normalcy was restored, especially due to
co-operation from local people and about 1500 villagers
visited medical camps, set up by BSF, for checkup.
Earlier, Srivastava gave away medals and trophies to
successful Frontiers who participated in the 5-day 41st Inter
Frontier Support Weapon Competition at the BSF Training Centre
and School, Hazaribagh.