Jamshedpur, Sep 5: Police on Tuesday destroyed a camp of CPI-Maoist at Dururai jungle under Gua police station area in West Singhbhum district.
SP, West Singhbhum, Anish Gupta said a naxal leader Sandeep who is regional area committee member of the CPI-Maoist was holding a camp. As the police and paramilitary forces raided the camp, about 40 rebels who were present there fled.
Later the police recovered 100 rounds of cartridged of AK 47, one can bomb, detonators, a cellphone and rebel literatures from the destroyed camp. The SP said they later detonated the can bomb which weighed 10 Kg.
Remarkably, the West Singhbhum administration revised its security measures after district vigilance department reported possible intruding of the rebels into the district.
In the last few days anti insurgency operation in the West Singhbhum has been intensified following intelligence reports that suggest rebels are camping in the pockets.
The administration has increased police patrolling on the bordering areas connecting to West Bengal and has also deployed adequate number of paramilitary personnel on areas potential to rebels attack.
Meanwhile intelligence sources maintained that the naxals have once again started influencing the local residents to come to the fold of the naxalism,” said a senior intelligence officer. He said the rebels are targeting areas in Sonua, Goelkera and Porahat region of West Singhbhum.
The intelligence sources also maintain that most of the Maoists who were in Saranda forest have shifted to the adjoining Sundergarh district in Odisha and several others hid themselves at the villages in Saranda in the guise of cultivators.
The police and paramilitary forces have also beefed up the naxal infested areas of West Singhbhum district. Sources informed that the police are 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. The district police have maintained that combing operation in the Maoist infested areas of the district will continue as usual and there is no let up whatsoever.
“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.