Thursday, February 04, 2010

cCRPF top cop reviews proposed anti-Maoist operations

February 4th, 2010 - 7:14 pm

Ranchi, Feb 4 (IANS) Ahead of meeting of chief ministers of the Maoist-affected states with union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Central Reserve Police Force special Director General Vijay Raman reviewed the preparation of the paramilitary force in Jharkhand.
Raman held meeting with Jharkhand Director General of Police Neyaz Ahmad, special branch officers in police headquarters Thursday. The meeting discussed the proposed anti-Maoist offensive.

“The meeting discussed the deployment of forces, setting up of control rooms and other things,” Jharkhand police chief told reporters.

West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, Orissa Chief Minister Navin Patnaik, Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar would meet Chidambaram Feb 9 to discuss anti-Maoist operations in these four states.

“The four chief ministers would decide how to start operation against the Maoists. There will be joint operations in the border areas coordinated by Vijay Raman,” a police source told IANS.

A fortnight ago, the Jharkhand police chief had said that 70-75 percent preparations were complete for an offensive against the Maoists. Two helicopters of the Indian Air force are stationed in Jharkhand for the operations.

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