Kolkata: The CRPF on Saturday said it has not
been able to recover any arms from the camps allegedly run by
the CPI (M) in Lalgarh and its adjoining districts of West
"A list was given to us by the court mentioning the
location of armed camps in the three districts (Midnapore,
Bankura and Purulia) and we disributed the list to the field
officers so that they can conduct raids in their areas," IG
(CRPF) T B Rao said.
"The raids are being conducted for a week or so but
so far there has not been any positive result," Rao said,
adding that by "positive result", he meant that no weapons
have been recovered from the camps.
When asked whether they had searched all the camps in
the list provided by the court, he said, "No we have not been
able to conduct search operations in all the camps but a
considerable number has been searched and there has been no
"More search operations will continue," Rao added.
The state government had come under severe criticism
when nine people were killed allegedly by armed CPI(M) cadres
at Netai in West Midnapore on January 7.
The Left Front government has been accused of misusing
the joint forces only to help the CPI(M) cadres to gather arms
and gain ground in the three districts which was under the
control of Maoists for a long time.