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New Security Camps To Be Set Up, More Ops Against Maoists: CRPF Chief


CRPF Director General Kuldiep Singh mentioned the Maoists are annoyed and troubled. (File)

Raipur:

Maoists are “frustrated” as a result of safety camps have been arrange in distant areas of Chhattisgarh and this course of can be sped up now to launch extra critical operations in opposition to them, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General Kuldiep Singh mentioned at the moment after not less than 22 security personnel were killed in an encounter.

The CRPF chief, who arrived within the Chhattisgarh capital Raipur after the ambush by Maoists in Bijapur on Saturday that additionally left greater than 30 personnel injured, mentioned that “lessons are learnt” from each incident and they’ll see and analyse “what changes have been brought by the Maoists” to successfully counter them.

Mr Singh mentioned the Maoists are annoyed and troubled due to the induction of 5 new battalions within the Bastar area of the state just lately and the creation of latest bases in distant areas like Basaguda, Silger, Jagargunda and Minpa.

“They (Maoists) think that if they mount heavy casualties on us they can deter us and we may not establish new camps. But this does not happen… there have been many casualties in the past too… and as per government policy the force keeps moving forward,” he mentioned.

The DG mentioned that the brand new camps “will be established and now this process will be made fast so that we can launch more serious operations against the Maoists.”

“We keep changing our strategy and it is an evolving process,” he mentioned.

A contingent of 1,500 personnel drawn from six safety camps launched the cordon and search operation in opposition to Maoists alongside Bijapur-Sukma border across the morning time on Saturday. The ambush passed off round midday that day.

“The Maoists fired from some country-made under-barrel grenade launchers (UBGLs) at a party that was returning from Jogagundam after an operation.”

“These grenade rounds came all of a sudden and the troops were initially taken aback. However, they soon controlled the situation, broke the ambush and fired grenades in retaliation,” Mr Singh mentioned after assembly the injured personnel admitted at a hospital in Raipur.

He mentioned about four-five personnel have been injured throughout this primary assault on the safety pressure occasion.

“Members of the ‘jan militia’ present in the area again tried to set up an ambush and surprise these troops who were evacuating the injured… and soon after there was a burst fire from a Light Machine Gun (LMG) that was mounted some distance away. However, the party finally reached their base and found that 21 personnel were missing. It was then that a search was launched,” the CRPF DG mentioned.

The DG mentioned his pressure, the lead fight unit for anti-Maoist operations within the nation, will see and analyse “what changes have been brought by the Naxals and how can we counter them so that we again can come heavy on them.”

He mentioned the Maoists have looted the weapons of “less than 21 jawans”.

Some weapons of the killed personnel have been introduced again by those that survived the assault, he mentioned.

The CRPF chief met his troops together with the sphere commander of the operation, second-in-command rank officer Sandeep Dwivedi of the 210 CoBRA Battalion and deputy commandant Manish Kumar.

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