Though the Special Police Officers (SPOs) in Bihar are proving fruitful in operations against organised gangs and banned ultra-left outfits, there is no plan to arm them, Director General of Police Neelmani said on Saturday.
J & K CM Omar Abdullah said the Supreme Court observation on special police
officers (SPOs) in naxal-hit areas cannot be applicable to Jammu and Kashmir as the SPOs in the state were part of the regular police force.
Battling rising Maoist militancy, the Chhattisgarh government has decided to add another 2,400 special police officers (SPOs) to be drawn from local youths to combat the guerrillas, an official said on Monday.
Jammu and Kashmir Government said that 150 cases of compassionate appointment for the next of kin of Special Police Officers (SPOs) and Village Defence
Committee (VDC) members, killed while combating militancy.