Jamshedpur, Feb 9: In his maiden visit to the city, Director General of Police (DGP) MK Rao on Tuesday held a meeting with the senior police officials at the district police headquarters and asked its team to intensify operation against Maoists.
Sources revealed that during the review meeting discussions were held on a number of issues, all pertaining to anti-naxal operations. He was learnt to have given directives to his subordinates as to how to go about for operations.
While addressing a press meet, Rao warned criminals and naxals to refrain from propagating criminal acts otherwise they will be eliminated.
Rao said that he has instructed the police officials to work in a proactive manner and arrest the elements involved in organised crime so that criminal elements involved in extortion activity and those indulged in arms or narcotic drug supplies may get a clear message and would refrain from such crime.
“Apart from tern actions against the criminals, we will have to see that those arrested in crime cases are tried in speedy trial court. Once the criminal elements are arrested and tried in fast-track court, the intensity of criminal activities in the region will automatically subside,” said the DGP.
He, however, applauded the police of Kolhan for performing well in carrying out investigation and apprehending the criminals indulged in the crime.
“I have noticed that the police in the twin districts of Singhbhum and also in Seraikela-Kharsawan district is the police are successfully cracking all the crime cases soon or later by making arrests in most of the cases. This is a very positive side for curbing the criminal activities,” said the top cop.
Speaking on the naxal front, he expressed happiness in retaining naxal-sponsored violence in Kolhan, especially in West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan districts.
“The police and paramilitary forces are doing well in Kolhan, especially in West Singhbhum, where as many as 10 naxals have been arrested in the past couple of months. The police and paramilitary forces have to intensify their operation a little further so that the naxals may be eliminated from the jungles in Kolhan,” said Rao.
“During the meeting the officials of police and paramilitary forces exchanged of information regarding the naxals movement in areas of concern like Ghatshila, Patamda, Nimdih, Chandil, Saranda, and Kiriburu in Kolhan areas with Purulia, Burdwan and West Midnapore districts in Bengal and also with Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Sundergarh districts in Odisha,” said an official.