Daltonganj: Three permanent joint camps have been set up by the CRPF and police in CPI (Maoist) stronghold of Koney, Orya and Saryu in Latehar district. It took the joint forces 22 days to set up the camps. s
The joint camps located within a radius of 12 to 13 km have come at such a time when the Maoists are in a state of shock after the killing of Kishanji. CRPF DIG B K Sharma said the Maoists did everything to thwart the setting up of the camps, but people here extended their cooperation in this regard.
Sharma also said, “None of these three joint camps are set up in any government building at all. These camps are in tents. There is no concrete structure now at present. A makeshift toilet is there at each of the three camps.”
Operation Prahar had many hiccups. A tractor with a trolley laden with dry ration for jawans was exploded by a landmine in Saryu area by the Maoists recently to cut off food supplies to the jawans there. The tractor driver suffered physical disability in this blast while his trolley was reduced to mangled irons. Stung by this gory incident, the CRPF recently took a helicopter to provide food provisions to jawans at Chak in Manatu in Palamu where. Chak is a police-CRPF joint outpost.