Counter-Insurgency Schools to be opened in Bihar

Patna, (BiharTimes): The Bihar government has sent a proposal to Centre to set up four Counter-Insurgency Anti-Terrorist Schools (CIATS) in the state. Of this one at Bodh Gaya has been sanctioned.

The state government has also sent a proposal to the Centre for the inclusion of four more districts in the category of the Maoist-hit. At present 15 out of 38 districts already figure in that list.

According to sources these schools will train policemen for guerrilla warfare. This includes specialize training to combat Maoists and carry out anti-terror operation. The state government, according to reports, has received Rs 1.5 crore for Bodh Gaya (BMP-3) to set up specialized CIATS. The amount will be spent mainly to develop infrastructure and training.

According to police sources each batch of trainees would consists of 300 policemen and the duration of training would be three months.

The remaining three school would be set up at Dehri-on-Sone in Rohtas, Dumraon in Buxar and Valmikinagar in West Champaran districts. The propsoaed four new Naxal hit districts also require the security related expenditure.

The initiative to open such schools came after the Centre’s directive to contain the Ultra-Left violence.

According to reports in all 3,353 police officers would be appointed in the 15 existing naxal-hit districts.

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