The three-member committee, headed by West Bengal Home
Secretary Ardhendu Sen, met for the first time today and said
it would ascertain how EFR personnel could be provided
improved infrastructure. The other members are ADG (CID) Raj
Kanojia and IGP (Western Range) Zulfikar Hassan.
Talking to reporters, Sen said besides looking into
the Intelligence inputs, lapses and officials responsible
during the February 15 attack in Silda would also be looked
into by the panel.
Sen said that steps would be taken for fortification
of camps of security forces in Maoist-hit areas in the state.
Suggestions given by Governor M K Narayanan after his
visit to Salua, the area headquarters of EFR, would also be
looked into, Sen said.
The suggestions included overall improvement in
security, lighting in camps, construction of walls around camp
and steps to prevent sudden attack by Maoists, he said.
The committee, which has been asked to submit its
report within two months, would visit Silda and another camp
to ascertain security measures, he said.
Kolkata: The committee named to probe the
Maoist attack in West Midnapore district that killed 24 EFR
jawans would look into prior Intelligence inputs and also
First Published: Friday, March 05, 2010, 22:43