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Andhra Pradesh to give presentation on anti-Naxal operations in CMs meet
In the wake of the deadly Maoist bloodbath over a week ago in Chhattisgarh,A Andhra Pradesh will give a special presentation about its much-acclaimed...
In the wake of the deadly Maoist bloodbath over a week ago in Chhattisgarh,A Andhra Pradesh will give a special presentation about its much-acclaimed model of anti-Naxal operations at the Chief Ministers conference scheduled to be held in New Delhi on Wednesday. The Chief Ministers of nine Maoist-hit states of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and West BengalA will be present at the meet. This is on the sidelines on the conference ofA Chief Ministers on internal security. Officials of Andhra Pradesh will give a 20-minute presentation on its model of operations against Naxals which have been successful in wiping out the extremists from most parts of the state. The intelligence gathering mechanism, role of local police stations, penetration in Maoist hierarchy and the active role played by special Greyhounds forces will be showcased to chief ministers of Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Kiran Kumar Reddy will also be present at the two-hour session. The Centre has already asked the Maoists-affected states to form the special forces on the lines of Greyhounds and promised funds. The Home Ministry is expected to take consent from the Chief Ministers for launching an all-out anti-Naxal operation involving specialised forces like CoBRA and Greyhounds simultaneously in all Naxal-affected states to wipe out the extremists from their strongholds. The renewed effort for the all-out offensive against the Maoists is necessitated following killing of 27 people, including Congress leaders, by Naxals in Jagdalpur on May 25. Sources said even though the Maoists carried out the audacious strike last week, they were on the back foot even in areas like Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra, some areas in Odisha and security forces in these states were coordinating with each other to fight the Naxals. "There is inter-border movement of Maoists. This is such terrain - Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha - where there is poor communication. So, they often sneak into another state from one state. Our aim is to intensify the operations with close coordination of state forces as well central forces," a source said.