The state police have received intelligence inputs which state that Naxalites may assassinate political leaders and police informants this week. The police department has asked all the police stations in naxal-affected districts to be alert so that nothing untoward takes place.
Naxalites are observing the 12th foundation week of the People Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) from December 2 to 9. During this week, naxals display their strength by assassinating policemen and political figures across India. On Tuesday, eight persons, including seven policemen were killed in a Maoist attack in Bihar.
According to the intelligence inputs (dna has its copy), there is a strong possibility that naxals may attack patrolling parties, police stations, sub-police stations and seize arms and ammunition, damage government and private property and murder political leaders and police informants.
“All unit commanders, especially in Gadchiroli and Gondia districts, are requested to increase vigilance related to government property such as telecommunications, buildings etc. and also on police informants and political persons on the so-called hit list of naxals,” said the input.
A senior police officer of the Anti-Naxal Operations (ANO) unit said that the inputs assume significance as the naxals try to cause maximum damage by killing policemen, informants and destroy public property in their stronghold during this week. The police had learnt about the PLGA week through a website believed to be operated by the naxals and pamphlets distributed in naxal-affected areas.
“We have sent our police parties to jungles and initiated an aggressive operation against naxals.
The objective is to build pressure on them and close their exit routes,” said PK Jain, additional director general of police, special operations.
“A total of 26 naxals have been killed in police action this year and the surrenders were also of good quality,” said Sanjeev Dayal, director general of police, Maharashtra.
From 2007 to 2012, India’s war against left-wing extremism has claimed 186 civilian lives in Maharashtra, followed by the death of 94 security personnel and 28 Naxalites.
In 2012, 301 civilians, 114 security personnel and 74 Naxals lost their lives in India, while 1,903 extremists were arrested.
Maoists observe PLGA week
Naxalites are observing the 12th foundation week of the People Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) from December 2 to 9. During this week, naxals display their strength by assassinating policemen and political figures across India.
The police had learnt about the PLGA week through a website believed to be operated by the naxals and pamphlets distributed in naxal-affected areas.