Saturday, February 27, 2010

Maoist problem a matter of concern: WB CM

Bankura (WB), Feb 27 (PTI) Presence of Maoist in Bankura district is a matter of concern and state government is taking steps to contain it, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said today.

Speaking to a gathering here during distribution of 'pattas' (land rights) of forest land to 938 tribals from Jangal Mahal area, he said, "Maoist problem was a matter of concern".

The Jangal Mahal area stretches across West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts. The 'pattas' were distributed in keeping with a Bill passed in Parliament in 2006 which recognised the rights of tribals over forest land where they were living for generations.

Later, Bhattacharjee met top district police officials to discuss the Maoist problem.

About 1,000 policemen were deployed as a security measure in the insurgency-hit area.

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