Monday, April 19, 2010

Responsibility for Dantewada will be fixed: HM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (PTI) Admitting that the Dantewada massacre was a failure of command and control, Home Minister P Chidambaram today said responsibility for the lapse will be fixed right up to his level.

He also ruled out use of Army and Air Force in the naxal affected areas but said government was examining whether a special force could be used to supplement the para military forces.

The use of aircraft could be considered for surveillance, logistics and evacuation. "There is no proposal to use Army or Air Force against naxals," he said.

Replying to a debate in the Rajya Sabha on the Dantewada incident in which 76 security personnel were killed early this month, Chidambaram said "surely action will be taken based on the report" (of the one-man committee going into what went wrong that led to the massacre).

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