Centre issues advisory to Naxal violence hit states



New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has issued advisory to all Naxal violence affected states to beef up security prepardeness and response in view of anticipated escalation in Maoist activities in the coming summer months.

The advisory has been issued in light of the Tactical Counter Offensive Campaign (TCOC) carried out by Naxalite cadres during summers in which security forces witness a lot of movement of these groups and an increased risk of attacks.

The advisory, according to official sources, has asked state police organisations and central forces like CRPF, ITBP and BSF to deploy additional intelligence measures and conduct result oriented anti-Naxal operations.

According to experts, the TCOC is observed till the month of June while the Naxals begin their preparation around February.

The advisory has also asked the forces to conduct intelligence based operations, inter-border offensives and area domination exercises in the Naxal affected states.

The force should also deploy counter-attack and counter- intelligence measures during this time. The states that have been issued the advisory are Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

PTI