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DGP talks tough on Maoists

Director-general of police (DGP) Rajiv Kumar on Monday described Maoists as the biggest threat to internal security, but at the same time warned the rebels that the security forces would leave no stone unturned to tackle them.

“We will provide the best training to security forces to give them (read Maoists) a befitting reply,” Kumar told the media persons at Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) IV grounds in Bokaro.

He had come to inspect the passing out parade of 640 new personnel of state industrial security force, JAP and wireless police, who were given training on the JAP campus.

Agreeing to the fact that Jharkhand was one of the most rebel-hit states of the country and Naxalites were getting hi-tech with each passing day, the state DGP suggested that Jharkhand police could overcome their limitations as far as resources was concerned by effectively training the personnel.

“Good results can be achieved only when policemen are well trained to counter Maoists,” Kumar said.

He pointed out that the rebels were receiving all sorts of assistance, including sophisticated arms, from foreign powers.

“It is definitely a conspiracy to make the state as well as the country weak. But let me tell them (read Maoist) that our operations will intensify in the coming days and will stop only when they are completely flushed out from the region,” Kumar said.

The DGP promised to provide the new batch of personnel with latest arms and ammunition, including night vision gadgets and sophisticated arms which could be used even in dark, for which they had received expert training during the sessions.

Kumar announced an award of Rs 50,000 for all the trainers for their efforts.

Claiming that the ongoing battle against Left-wing extremism was in the final stage, the DGP promised: “We will emerge victorious in this decisive battle against Naxalites.”

He had a word or two for the newly trained personnel too.

“Prove your mettle in the field now. Be people-friendly and at the same time honest, disciplined and a true cop giving best service to the state.” Kumar said.

Kumar also felicitated dozens of jawans for exemplary performance during the training.

Besides him, ADG K.N Choubey, IG Laxman Singh, IG U.K Singh, DIG CISF V.T. Mishra, Dhanbad SP Hemant Toppo, Bokaro SP JItendra Singh were present on the occasion.


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