Maoists resort to poster-campaign against administration at Chaibasa, target Saranda Action Plan

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Jamshedpur, Sept. 16: Ultras of CPI-Maoist resorted to a poster-campaign against administration at Chaibasa marketplace and township under West Singhbhum district.

The naxals fixed three banners besides posters denouncing the government’s measure to wipe naxalism from the tribal-dominated West Singhbhum district.

With messages in Ho language, the banners and posters were found hanging at the Chaibasa bus-stand,  Birsa Munda Stadium and at Mangla Haat market, all under Sadar thana area in Chaibasa, which is also the district headquarters.  

In the posters, the rebels have targeted the Saranda Action Plan from Saranda.  The naxals have also called upon the young people to join the outfit in large numbers so they work for the upliftment of the local tribals and fight against the administration.

As the news spread about the poster-campaign, a team of police officials from the Sadar thana seized the banners and posters and started a probe into these desperate acts by the naxals.

West Singhbhum SP  confirmed that a few banners and posters pledging allegiance to the CPI-Maoist outfit were found in the Chaibasa township.

“We have started an investigation to know whether the poster-campaigning was carried out by the outlawed naxal outfit or by any criminal elements.  We are talking to people near whose shops or business establishments the posters-banners were found,” said Linda.

The new SP of West Singhbhum district Ajay Linda has said that the drive against Maoists will be intensified. Linda, who took over the charge on Tuesday that campaign against ultras, would be conducted more strictly in West Singhbhum district.

 The ultras belonging to the banned outfit CPI (Maoist) have suddenly increased activities in West Singhbhum district. Sources informed that apart from wall painting and waging poster campaigns to trigger blasts, the ultras have made their presence felt to the security forces involved in nailing the outfit.

The SP has asked his officers and other forces for conducting regular Long range patrolling (LRP) in those areas so that the rebels may not set their foot once again.

Linda also said that involving the community and educating them may effectively address the crime. In this initiative, community support is sought to help police in crime prevention, giving information about any anti-social or criminal activity in the area and helping police in arrest of proclaimed offenders.

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