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Anti-insurgency operation in Porahat after Maoist Area Commander arrested

Jamshedpur : The police and para-military forces are engaged in the anti-insurgency operation in Porahat division, which is a hot bed of naxal activities after Saranda has intensified the drive. The area has been sealed and a combing operation has been launched to flush out the Maoist guerrillas from the area.

CPI (Maoist) Area Commander Navin Ji alias Upendra Paswan along with two of his accomplices were arrested from Porahat jungles of West Singhbhum on Saturday late night following the arrest. Others have been identified as Kanda Vishwakarma and Lofar Chaki. Paswan was said to be quite active in Chatarapur area of Palamu. According to the police sources, acting on a tip-off the arrests were done after a vehicle was intercepted during a search operation in Porahat jungle on Saturday.

The trio were on their way to meet some Naxals in Porahat jungles. The police have also recovered two pistols along with some live cartridges from the vehicle. Paswan had served 11-year jail term in a case related to the killing the then Chatarpur DSP D K Rai by blowing up his vehicle in June 2002. Paswan, according to the police was recently released from jail.
    
Meanwhile, the police and paramilitary forces have started frisking commuters in the bordering areas. At some places common people are also being interrogated by police and paramilitary force on suspicion. Forces have been deployed in strategic locations.

Police said that the security has been beefed up in the area and they were keeping strict vigil on movement of the Naxlites. “There has been a substantial increase in Maoist activities in this. We are not much concerned about small acts of violence because these activities can be controlled by us, but the bigger attacks are worrisome,” said a security official.

Police sources have informed that on the basis of the leads provided by the arrested naxalite joint team of police and paramilitary forces are raiding at different places in Saranda area to nab other Maoists too.

Sources informed that the ultras belonging to the banned outfit CPI (Maoist) have been active in the areas like Dumaria, Musaboni, Chakulia, Bahragora and Ghatshila.

Sources informed that the police have decided to ensure strict vigil and deploy additional security forces in the fringe areas.

“Security has been beefed up in the area and they were keeping strict vigil on movement of the Naxalites. The plan is to keep a tab on the camps being operated by ultras,” said another official.

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