Monday, August 27, 2007

TN police to provide jobs to youth in naxal-affected areas

Madurai, Aug. 27 (PTI): Tamil Nadu police has taken steps to provide 'skill training' and jobs to the youth in the Naxalite-affected areas of Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts, state Director-General of Police D Mukherjee said.

Speaking to reporters here last evening, Mukherjee said that the police, in association with the public, would launch mobile libraries and career guidance programmes.

The government was keen to see that youths did not go astray or were not misled. The Naxals were not able to make a strong presence in the areas due to the successful implementation of various state government schemes for the unemployed youths, he said.

Some of the Naxal leaders, who had moved to other districts, like Theni, have failed in their attempts to establish their base in those places as well, he said.

The DGP, who was on a private visit here, said security has been tightened throughout Tamil Nadu in the wake of the twin blasts that rocked Hyderabad on Saturday.

He discussed the security arrangements with the Inspector Generals of the four zones.

Mukherjee said that the state government planned to computerise all the police stations and different wings of the force, including Coastal Security Wing.

Special efforts have been made in the coastal areas to prevent infiltration of ultras, he added.

He also denied reports about infiltration along the coastal belt and that the Intelligence Bureau had brought out a report on the issue.

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