Naxal menace: Three new CRPF camps come up at Seraikela-Kharsawan

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Plans to restrict movement of the CPI-Maoist ultras

Jamshedpur, Feb 17: In a move to intensify drive against Naxals, Seraikela-Kharsawan district police has set up three new CRPF camps.The move is planned to restrict the movement of the CPI-Maoist naxals who are active in the Seraikela-Kharsawan district, the camps have been set up at strategic locations in Kharsawan block, Chowka block and Nimdih block of the district.

Revealing about the initiative, Seraikela-Kharsawan superintendent of police S Karthik said that they have launched an intense operation against the naxals in Kharsawan, Chowka jungles and also in the foothills of Dalma close to Ranchi district.

” After recent arrested of ultras we received information that the squads of naxal leaders Anal and Maharaj Pramanik were active in Kharsawan and Chowka since the past one year in Kharsawan and Chowka beside the foothills of Dalma.  We have set up the CRPF camps keeping in view of the Dalma foothills, Chowka and Kharsawan in view so that the CRPF personnel can conduct random operation against the rebels effectively,” said Karthik.

Karthik said while one of the camps were  set up at Raijama in Kharsawan block, Gomadih in Chowka jungle and at Nuakuli under Nimdih thana area close to the border of Ranchi district before launching a massive operation against the naxals.

In Seraikela-Kharsawan the naxals have shown their presence by triggering serial IED blasts before and after the Lok Sabha elections in Kuchai and Kharsawan.  The Maoist rebels had also massacred five policemen a weekly market under Tiruldih thana area in June last year.

According to an intelligence source, the naxals usually shelter inside densely forest only. But if the joint operation is carried out effectively from either side, the naxals have no choice but to bow down the pressure. Meanwhile, operation has been intensified in the naxal infested areas of Rangamaati and Bachadera under Seraikela Kharsawan district.

 Another official informed that the drive is based on the input that the rebels are moving in small groups and are trying to reorganise. “Every effort will be made to maintain law and order and to ensure security of the people. This time all security forces have also been alerted to remain vigilant, particularly against IEDs and landmines,” said the official.

 All the police stations in the three districts of the division including East and West Singhbhum and Seraikela Kharswan have been asked to beef up the security and keep a vigil at the bordering areas. “Even the security has been beefed up at some of the naxal prone areas of Ghatshila, Dumaria and Seraikela Kharswan,” said the official.

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