Friday, March 19, 2010

Administrative, Military Units of Naxals Unearthed

Date Submitted: Thu Mar 18, 2010

RANCHI/KOLKATA - The inter-state anti-naxal operations along the Jharkhand-West Bengal border has led to unearthing of administrative and military unit of the Naxals.

The operation, which started on March 9 evening, is a result of several months of planning, and is being lead by over 4,000 central forces including the Special Action Force of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), besides the local police of the two states.

The operation is concentrating on the forests of Chaibasa and plans to secure the porous border areas, which have a strong presence of naxals.

During the strike on March 10, the forces came across a training camp in the forests besides cooked food and utensils for nearly 200 naxals.

Also, recovered were large quantity of medicines and a well laid out water pipeline for the camp. Naxal literature was also seized.

The lay out of the area shows that one part was being used for training and the other was for administration.

The forces, armed with modern assault rifles, GPS, satellite phones and assisted by helicopters for aerial survey, have been divided into various formations. (PTI)

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