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137 policemen killed by Naxals in Bihar since 2003 Jan

Published: July 30,2009

Patna , July 30 A total of 137 policemen have been killed and 197 rifles, besides 6,342 rounds of ammunition looted by Naxalites at different places in Bihar since January 1, 2003, state Energy Minister Vijendra Yadav said today.

Replying on behalf of the state government to a question of Ramdeo Verma (CPI-M) in the assembly, Yadav said according to the figures compiled by the state police headquarters here, altogether 137 policemen lost their lives in violence perpetrated by Maoists between January 1, 2003 and May 31, this year.

Asserting that the state government was firm in its resolve to contain the activities of the Naxalites, he said the vacancies in 210 posts for sub-inspectors, inspectors and deputy superintendents to be deployed in the Naxalite-hit areas would be filled soon.

Besides, the Special Auxilliary Police (SAP) personnel were also engaged in tackling the Naxals. Steps have also been taken for recruitment of over 6,500 SAP men on contract to engage them in the police operations against the ultras, he added.

Source: PTI

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