CRPF will desist from undertaking any "Rambo"-style operations in the Naxal-affected areas even as the standard operating procedures in that regard are being rejigged, the chief of the country's largest paramilitary force has said.
With an aim of countering the 'anti-developmental' propaganda of Maoists, the CRPF has devised a new strategy of putting up hoardings in local dialect to seek tribals' support in construction of a National Highway in Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit Sukma district.
Security of several VIPs including former Union Ministers and Speaker Meira Kumar has been totally withdrawn while the elite 'Black Cat' NSG commandos provided to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh may be replaced by CRPF.
The Orissa High Court on Thursday asked state Vigilance Directorate to submit before it in a sealed cover the preliminary inquiry report based on which an FIR was registered against former DGP Prakash Mishra who is now DG of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
CRPF chief Prakash Mishra on Monday asked his troops to undertake dare-devil operations in anti-Naxal and anti-insurgency hit areas in the country but ensure a 'zero' casualty rate by doing these tasks smartly and tactically.
At least one person was dead and another injured on Monday when security forces fired at protesters demanding the remains of Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.