Friday, March 19, 2010

Sketches of top Naxals to help security forces

Raipur, Mar 18 (PTI) Unable to get photographs of top naxal leaders, security forces in the country's Maoist hotbeds are being provided with sketches of these ultras.

The naxal leadership of the country has largely remained faceless. In few cases, the photographs of naxal ring leaders have been sourced from old police records of state governments.

But since the pictures of numerous top naxal leaders are not available, artists have been asked to draw sketches based on details provided by arrested Maoists.

"The security forces, both state and central, are being provided with the sketches in order to get the top leadership of the naxals and also to sharpen intelligence based operations," a senior security officer said.

The directives to take up intelligence-based operations have been issued from Home ministry and the headquarters of para-military forces.

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