Naxals taking up employment in urban areas: Government
NEW DELHI: Government has received reports that Naxals have undertaken employment in urban areas in order to earn livelihood and evade police action, Parliament was informed today. “There is no intelligence or information to suggest that Naxal organisations are infiltrating through security agencies and factories to expand their network in the urban areas.
However, a few cases have come to notice where the CPI (Maoist) cadres have undertaken employment in urban areas primarily to earn livelihood and also evade police arrest,” Minister of State for Home Affairs R PN Singh said today in a written reply in Lok Sabha. He said the front organisations of the banned CPI (Maoist) party as well as organisations sympathetic to the outfit have been supporting the cause of the workers employed in factories. “Their objective is essentially to exploit the situation to gain a foot-hold among the working class,” he said.
Chhattisgrah: 3 CAF jawans killed in encounter with Naxals in Narayanpur
Three Chhattigarh Armed Force (CAF) jawans and a Naxalite were killed on Tuesday in an encounter between the ultras and security personnel in Maoist-hit Narayanpur district. “The incident took place between the forests of Maharabeda and Kaushalnagar villages this afternoon,” state Director General of Police (DGP) Ramniwas told the Press Trust of India (PTI). Acting on a tip-off, the patrol party undertook a combing operation in the region since early morning.
When it reached near the jungles of Maharabeda village, Naxals opened indiscriminate fire on them, killing three jawans of CAF 16 battalion. “Two jawans died on the spot while another succumbed to bullet injuries while being taken out from the jungle,” the DGP said. Security personnel have recovered the body of a Naxal from the spot, he said, adding that identity of the Naxal was yet to be ascertained.