Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman
Singh Friday said there are no Special Police Officers (SPOs) in his state now as they have been absorbed as `special auxiliary force` to combat the Left wing extremists.
Special police officers appointed in Orissa would be recruited as police constables after completing three years of service, for which amendments in recruitment rules would be made, Chief Secretary BK Patnaik said on Wednesday.
Chhattisgarh police will be soon
disarming Special Police Officers in the state as per the
Supreme Court directions which has termed involvement of
tribals in anti-Naxal operations as "unconstitutional".
The BJP on Wednesday termed as a "setback to
national security" the Supreme Court judgement on Naxalism,
that restrained the Chhattisgarh government and the Centre
from appointing and arming tribals as Special Police Officers.
The Supreme Court expressed its dismay over the role of the Centre in supporting and funding the armed SPOs in Chhattisgarh govt`s effort to counter Naxals saying it has failed to explain the concept of the anti-vigilante group.
The deployment of armed tribals SPOs to counter naxals was like
outsourcing the constitutional duty of the state, the Supreme
Court today said and disapproved of the policy virtually aimed
at dividing the society.
Chhattisgarh, one of India`s worst insurgency-hit states, will recruit 3,000 more SPOs in violence-hit Bastar region to step up the fight against guerrillas who are dominating the forces for the past three years.
In a new strategy to combat stone
pelting menace, the Jammu and Kashmir police are wooing the
separatist-backed misguided youth and even made some of them
Special Police Officers to take on their former partners in