Sukma: A team of women commandos has now been deployed to assist in the ongoing anti-Naxal operations being carried out by the central security forces in forest areas of the Maoist-infested Chhattisgarh.
According to ANI, a team of highly trained 60 women commandos have been deployed by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for the anti-Naxal operations in the area.
Central Reserve Police Force deployed a team of women commandos for anti-naxal operations in forest areas of Chhattisgarh. pic.twitter.com/74BZIdfDtF
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Armed with automatic weapons, these women commandos will guard one of most dangerous patches in south Sukma where a road is being built from Dornapal to Jagardonga, reports said.
The road where the women commandos have been deployed is about 56 km and is under construction.
There are 13 CRPF camps in this stretch of the road.
The women commandos, trained by the CRPF, include surrendered Maoists and those who had joined the police through a normal recruitment process.
The Sukma Police is also planning to recruit and train more women constables and deploy them in high-risk areas like Sukma to fight home-grown rebels.
“They (women commandos) are brave and well-trained,” Special Director General of Police (anti-Maoist operations) DM Awasthi had earlier said.
The deployment of women commandos will also help the security forces in very countering the propaganda of Maoists of rape charges against police personnel.
Last year, the Bijapur police had trained 32 women for anti-Maoist operations but for the first time they have been deployed in a road opening party.
(With ANI inputs)