Thursday, July 09, 2009

Jharkhand, WB to launch joint operation against Maoists

Published: July 8,2009

Ranchi , July 8 Jharkhand and West Bengal today decided to launch a coordinated operation against the Maoists.

The decision was taken at a meeting between Jharkhand&aposs Director General of Police Vishnu Dayal Ram and his West Bengal counterpart Bhupinder Singh here.

"The bottomline of our discussion is to launch a coordinated operation against the Maoists", Ram told PTI.

Asked what plans they discussed at the meeting, the DGP said it was proposed that police forces of both the states would launch simultaneous operation against the rebels.

He said no decision has been taken when such operations would be launched.

"The modalities as to how to launch the joint operation had been discussed (at the meeting) but when it would be done has not been decided", S.NPradhan, IG of Police (Provision) and spokesman, said.

West Bengal police and security forces had launched an operation against Maoists in Lalgarh area and they did not want the naxals to take refuge in the neighbouring state.

The meeting between the police of the two states came close on the heels of the visit of union cabinet secretary K M Chandrashekhar to Ranchi on June 29. PTI PVR pkd pkd

Source: PTI

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