Saturday, November 27, 2010

Police losing poster war with Maoists

TNN, Nov 25, 2010, 12.31am IST

BOKARO: Apparently the district police who have geared up for poster war against Maoists have failed to implement it.

In order to disrupt the election process, Maoists have given a boycott call by pasting posters in different areas of Gomia, Nawadih and others. To give a befitting reply to naxalites poster drive, the police displayed separate posters to be pasted across different corners in the district.

In the posters, the police administration planned to project woeful stories of Mako Devi, a resident of Mahuataad whose husband was killed by Maoists. The police are said to have printed around 6,000 posters and pamphlets to distribute among villagers before the election.

For that police have designed about two dozen different kinds of posters and pamphlets. But nothing so far has been seen distributed or pasted in the area, sources said.

Behind this, the police have a strategy to unmask the brutal face of Maoists in front of villagers so that they do not get motivated by this and participate fearlessly in panchayat election. Bokaro SP Saket Singh said they will definitely paste the posters in Maoist-hit areas while search operation is being carried out in Jhumra areas to ensure peaceful election. "Few of the pamphlets have been distributed and others will be circulated soon," said Singh.

Read more: Police losing poster war with Maoists - The Times of India

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