Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hand-held thermal imager recovered from Naxal hideout

Ranchi Security forces have recovered a hand-held thermal imager - used by troops for night surveillance purposes - from a Naxal hideout here.

According to sources, a squad of CRPF personnel raided a Maoist hideout in Gayaraja forests of the district yesterday and recovered the surveillance device along with a 10 kg can bomb, two armour plates used in bullet proof jackets, few compact discs, black uniforms and 500 metres of electric wire.

Senior officials of state police and CRPF are trying to ascertain as to how this device could have reached the Naxals.

A hand-held thermal imager is used to spot human movement in the dark and it works by emitting infra red radiation which picks up body heat to send the image back into the camera.

Security personnel in Naxal zones and Army soldiers along the Indian borders also use this device to spot infiltrators and check the movement along the border fence.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the seizure of sophisticated equpments like thermal imger is serious concern...as this typ;e of eqip. are still away from the reach of our police men engaged in anti naxal duties....so more emphasis to be given for the procurement of this type of equipment for our police force.