Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Top cop reviews law and order in Naxal-hit areas

7 Mar 2009, 2243 hrs IST, TNN



MANGALORE: Director-general and inspector-general of police Ajai Kumar Singh reviewed the law and order situation in Naxal-affected areas of Udupi,
Chikmagalur, Shimoga and Dakshina Kannada at the Western Range office here on Saturday.

A R Infant, additional director-general of police (law and order) accompanied Dr Singh. Gopal Hosur, deputy inspector-general of police (western range) was present.

In an informal interaction with reporters prior to leaving for Bangalore, Singh said he had reviewed the law and order situation in the Naxal-affected areas of the state in view of the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

We have discussed ways and means to ensure free and fair polls in the Naxal dominated areas and also how to deal with any move on the part of Left wing elements, who may try to disrupt the polls using force, DGP said.

The meeting assumes significance in the wake of reported heightened activities of Naxalites in various parts of Udupi in the recent past. Naxals had recently taken away licensed firearms from a farmer under Hebri police station limits and even directed him to inform the police about their visit to the area. The Naxals have also stepped up their activities against what they term forced development of Malnad region.

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Naxalite or Naxalism is an informal name given to communist groups that were born out of the Sino-Soviet split in the Indian communist movement. Ideologically they belong to various trends of Maoism. Initially the movement had its centre in West Bengal. In recent years, they have spread into less developed areas of rural central and eastern India, such as Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh through the activities of underground groups like the Communist Party of India (Maoist).[1] They are conducting an insurgency, the Naxalite-Maoist insurgency. They now have a presence in 40% of India's geographical area[2], and are especially concentrated in an area known as the "Naxal Belt," comprising 92,000 square kilometers[3] According to India's intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing, 20,000 insurgents are currently in operation,[4] and their growing influence[5] prompted Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to declare them as the most serious threat to India's national security
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