Ranchi: Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that peace and development are complementary. “Our security forces play an important role in ensuring peace.
Disintegration of antisocial elements like extremists, criminals and Maoists is essential. Extremism must be eradicated from the state. The government is paying special attention on extremism affected areas.
Youths of these areas will be appointed as assistant police officers. After three years, they will be appointed in the police department,” he said while addressing a gathering after inaugurating a workshop on ‘Inter State Campaign and Coordination of Maoist Affected Areas’ organized in the Capital.
Laying stress on dialogue and coordination for eradication of extremism, the CM said, “If we coordinate with the neighboring states from time to time, we will come to know about the movement of extremists. Getting specific and timely information is very important. We need to strengthen our information system.”
The CM maintained that post demonetization, terrorist and naxal activities had shown a decline in Kashmir and other places.
Senior Security Advisor K. Vijay Kumar said that the government has succeeded to rein in naxal activities and that work was on in the right direction.
Naxalites in big number are surrendering due to better surrender policy. He advised the security forces to be in contact with people and be a part of local festivities and honor them.
In this three day workshop, police representatives of 10 states and representatives of four states have participated.
CRPF Director General K. Durga Prasad, Jharkhand DGP D. K. Pandey, ADG, CRPF Sudip Lakhtakia and other senior officers were also present during the programme.