IB report claims Maoists setting up base in TN

The intelligence bureau (IB) has warned Maoists are setting up bases at the tri-junction of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and have adopted a fresh strategy to counter operations by security forces.

In a report submitted to the Union home ministry, IB has said CPI (Maoist) had issued instructions to target “specialised enemy units” such as Cobra and Greyhounds.

“To counter large-scale security forces operations being undertaken against it, the outfit plans to scatter company or battalion level units of the ‘enemy’ for trapping and eliminating smaller vulnerable formations”, the report says.

Peoples Liberation Guerrilla Army, the strike force of Maoists, has been instructed to replenish ranks and “arm” the jan militia to ensure “preservation of battle capabilities of its primary and secondary fighting units”.

An IB review of LWE in 2011 also noted Maoist front activities in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.

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