Maoist violence: Home Secretary to review security

Published: 28th May 2013 09:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th May 2013 09:18 AM   |  A+A-

Chhattisgarh is one of the worst Maoist violence-affected states and nearly 1,188 people were killed in the state in over 2,400 incidents of Maoist violence in the last five years. Concerned by the recent upsurge in Naxal violence, Union Home Secretary R K Singh, DIB Asif Ibrahim and other officials of the Home Ministry will visit Chhattisgarh to review the security situation in the state, sources said. 

The Centre will also raise the issue of Naxal violence in the June 5 meeting of Chief Ministers in the national capital.

“The Home Secretary is likely to hold a meeting with Chief Minister Raman Singh to review the ongoing security offensive against Naxals and whether the state requires any additional central armed police force companies,” sources said.

Meanwhile, in the wake of Maoist ambush, the Union Home Ministry has issued an advisory to all nine Naxal-affected states directing them to revamp the security cover of political leaders and ensure that ongoing political activities are not hampered by Naxal violence.

The advisory said security of political leaders, both national and regional, should be reviewed thoroughly and their protection should be upgraded if necessary. It said that state governments must ensure that there are no loopholes in the security cover extended to political leaders and they should have proper cover while travelling or attending functions.


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