Mao Threat Looms on Mukul Roy, MHA Warns Bengal Govt


Kolkata: The Union Home Ministry has warned the West Bengal of a possible Maoists attack on rebel Trinamool MP Mukul Roy, as per a report of India Today. The Ministry has also warned that BJP MP Giriraj Singh may be targeted by the ultras.

The outfit accuses Mukul Roy of orchestrating the killing of Mao leader Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji and Giriraj Singh is accused bu the ultras of pursuing anti-dalit and anti-minority policy in India.

Meanwhile, with Maoist violence continuing unabated, the Centre has called a meeting of chief ministers of seven Naxal-affected states on November 3 to chalk out a strategy to fight the menace.

The meeting, to be chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, will discuss overall Left-wing extremism (LWE) scenario in 35 worst-affected states in the seven states – Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Telangana – besides issues like inter-state coordination, as per PTI.

The day-long meeting will formulate plans on how to maximise the use of around 1,10,000 paramilitary personnel currently deployed in Naxal-hit states, monitoring of pilferage of explosives and IEDs (improvised explosive device), rehabilitation of family members of persons killed in LWE violence and investigation of important cases against the naxalites with the NIA and state police forces.

Apart from the security issues, the Home Minister and the chief ministers will also take stock of the overall development initiatives taken in the LWE affected areas.

(With PTI inputs)