Chhattisgarh bolsters anti-maoist drive
By Ejaz Kaiser | Published: 13th May 2017 11:07 PM |
RAIPUR: To augment the anti-Maoist campaign in the state, the Chhattisgarh DGP has instructed all ADGs and IGs posted in the state police headquarter to carry out field works at regular intervals in all strive-torn districts.
DGP A N Upadhyay has issued orders to top officers to spend time in the eight worst Maoist-affected districts—seven in conflict zone of Bastar and one Rajnandgaon.
The eight senior IPS officers (four ADGs and four IGs) who are in-charge of various departments in the PHQ will now interact with the security personnel deployed in Maoist-affected districts, discuss strategies, resolve issues, motivate and raise the morale of the troopers, share experiences and gather feedback. They will also drop in at base camps of the forces.
“Most senior IPS officers have earlier worked in such difficult terrain. The visits will also add impetus to the ongoing anti-Naxal plan (of action),” ADG R K Vij said.
Chief Minister Raman Singh had said that a single incident (Sukma attack) doesn’t mean a setback. “We have not moved back but are going ahead to eliminate the Maoist problem in Bastar zone as we did in Sarguja, north Chhattisgarh”, he said.
Sources said that the Home Ministry has also approved the movement of security forces for aggressive and bigger strikes against Maoists. The Opposition Congress, however, blamed the government for the recent spate of attacks and said the state hasn’t learnt from the previous mistakes.