Jamshedpur: In view of rising violence by the banned naxal outfit, CPI-Maoist in West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan district, K Vijay Kumar, senior security advisor, ministry of Home Affair, New Delhi held a meeting of police and paramilitary forces at Chaibasa on Tuesday.
After reviewing the anti-insurgency operations by the police and paramilitary forces in the two districts, Kumar expressed his satisfaction on the strategy against the naxals.
The meeting was attended by deputy inspector general (Kolhan) Rajiv Ranjan Singh, superintendents of police, West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan, M Arshi and Ajay Linda and senior officers of the CRPF.
A senior officer said that the meeting began at noon in the conference room of West Singhbhum deputy commissioner’s office at Chaibasa and continued till 1.30 pm.
“We discussed strategy adopted by the police. During the meeting, the senior security advisor took information about present status at West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan where the naxals are still active. He also took information about violence that took place in the two districts during the past one year,” said the officer.
A team also made a presentation at the spot where the rebels are active and also showed the actions taken against the naxals during the anti-insurgency operations in the two districts.
After reviewing the naxal operations, Kumar queried if the police in Kolhan police range needs any further support like in increasing the number of paramilitary forces there to combat the naxals in a more rigorous way.
“Vigilance against naxalites is being carried out effectively and in bordering areas particularly with Bengal and we need to be more vigilant on our side,” said the officer. Maoists’ activities are quite under control at Saranda and Porahat area of West Singhbhum, the district which was affected the most from this menace.