Jharkhand: 27 Maoists Killed, 1,131 Held In Operations By Security Forces Since 2020

Jharkhand: 27 Maoists Killed, 1,131 Held In Operations By Security Forces Since 2020

New Delhi: At least twenty seven Maoists were killed and 1,131 have been arrested in Jharkhand since January 2020, officals said on Friday, as reported by PTI. So far, a total of 108 gun fights have been reported between the Maoists and security forces between January 2020 and August 2022, they added.

Forty five Maoists have surrendered before the police during the same period, the officials furher said. The data was presented at a security review meeting on Thursday, chaired by Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren. The meeting saw the presence of top police officers of Jharkhand, including the superintendents of police of all districts of the state.

The officials said that eight of Jharkhand’s 24 districts are free from Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) at present. Besides, 15 additional posts are also being set up in the region, they said. CM Soren asked the officials to extend the benefit of government schemes to villagers in the areas affected by Maoists by setting up camps with police protection, PTI reported.

“Basic facilities such as electricity, water and roads should be made available there. This will increase the credibility of the police among the people and help in controlling the extremist activities,” he said.

“The items of daily need by the security forces should be acquired from locals in rural areas. This will give them employment as well as increase their income,” the chief minister added.

Soren also directed for installation of signal jammers in all jails of the state to restrict criminal activities.

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“There are complaints that criminals lodged in jails are carrying out criminal activities through mobile phones. This must be stopped at all cost,” he said.

(With PTI Inputs)