Friday, March 20, 2009

Sringeri: Additional Manpower, Change in Strategy to Control Naxals

Daijiworld Media Network - Sringeri (SP)

Sringeri, Mar 19: Speaking at a press conference here on Wednesday March 18, state director general of police Ajai Kumar Singh said, the department will further strengthen the Anti-Naxal Force by infusing additional officials besides making strategic changes to control naxal activities in the Western Ghats.

Earlier in the day, he had convened a meeting of high-level officials in the town, in the backdrop of the incident in which the naxals had targeted policemen by planting landmines near Matolli in the taluk on Tuesday March 17, in which a policeman was injured. "Four deputy superintendents of police and 200 personnel will be provided additionally to the Force," he said.

Besides bringing some changes in strategies as discussed in the said meeting, the department will give more attention to earn the confidence of the public and keeping a close liaison with them, he explained. Relating to the call for poll boycott given by the naxals, he said they had given similar call in the last election, but about 80% of the people cast their votes. "I am confident that the people will exercise their right and responsibility of casting their votes without any fear this time too," he asserted.

Karnataka State Reserve Police inspector general of police Kempaiah and western range inspector general of police Gopal Hosur were present.

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