Forces Held Joint Meet to Counter Naxal Menace


Nagpur: Multi agency meeting held to spruce up operational strategy to counter Naxals Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) organized a multi-agency police-intelligence coordination meeting attended by officials from Maharashtra and Chhattishgarh at the paramilitary forces’ headquarters at Hingna in Nagpur District.

The meeting was organized by CRPF camp, Gadchiroli, to spruce up operational strategies and improve coordination. Official sources said. Top officials, like CRPF’s Inspector General Of Police (IGP) Sanjay Kaushik, IGP, Nagpur and Naxal-[Left-Wing Extremism (LWE)] range Ravindra Kadam, IG State Anti-LWE Operation (ANO) Rajvardhan, Superintendent of Police (SP), Gadchiroli District, Sandip Patil, Additional SP (Operations), Rajnandgaon, YP Singh and others, were present to discuss operational details in the hinterlands of Central India affected by LWEs.

The representatives from Border Security Force (BSF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were also present. Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Nagpur range and Operations, CRPF, Sanjay Latkar, said the agenda of the meeting revolved around strategic coordination and synergies among different agencies in the LWE-affected zones in Central India comprising Gadchiroli in eastern Vidarbha and Chhattishgarh.

“The operational hurdles and means to eliminate them formed the central theme along with a future course of actions where senior officials from different states and security agencies brainstormed,” said Latkar. “The affected zones in the core areas and means to approach them for flushing out the Naxals effectively were discussed,” he said.