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C.M.Chhattisgarh bucked-up Jawans of State Police & CRPF
meriankhein | 20 Jul 2009

CM Mr. Raman Singh, observed the Madanwada jungles & bucked-up the Police & CRPF jawans for their courage in counter-naxal operation and assured them that he 'll equip the forces' requirements including basic human facilities. Even he is determined to e

After Madanwada Naxal Attack in Chhattisgarh in which the force lost its 36 members including S.P. of the district the state police top brass officers are including DGP Vishwaranjan, and officers of Naxal-Operation camping and observing every points and their draw backs and weak points of police.

After vizit of home minister N.R. Kanwar the C.M. of Chhattisgarh Raman Singh also vizited that specific place with Police, CRPF and Administrative officers, when an issue of lack of mutual coordination between State Police and CRPF raised before CM then he assured that he 'll look into the matter to Central Home Ministry and CRPF H.Q.

While the Dantewada incident rattled CRPF headquarters enough to issue an immediate order on June 21, asking its commanding officers in Chhattisgarh not to be part of any major pro-active counter-operations unless national security was at stake. Instead, force commanders on the ground were told not to move beyond 5 km from their respective camps in Naxal-infested areas, and even within this distance, focus only on road opening and laying ambushes on the approach roads used by Naxalites.

The CRPF circular makes it clear that any violation or non-compliance of the instructions would invite punitive action against the defaulting officers. The 4-5 km limit set by CRPF for movement of its troops beyond their camps, a senior police official pointed, renders impossible any counter-operations in the Maoist heartland, which is located in the deep jungles, often requiring a trek of 15-30 km.

The second pre-condition for requisition of CRPF troops by the civil police requires the latter to match the numbers of central forces sought with their own men. Not only this, CRPF has made it clear that its troops would join the police contingent only if it is led by a senior officer who is not under the rank of inspector. The requirement for matching participation of CRPF troops and police is viewed as impractical.