3 Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh
Raipur: Three Naxals were arrested on Wednesday during a search operation in the Maoist-hit Gariyaband district, 150 kms from here, police said. “They were nabbed from a forest in Shobha police station area by a team of local police this evening,” a senior police official said.
The arrested persons were identified as Govind Netam (25), Bisahu Ram Markam (35) and Dukhlal Netam (27). According to police, they were involved in spreading Naxal propaganda in the region, besides helping others cadres in supplying the commodities of daily use. They were also involved in two deadly Naxal attacks on security forces in the past few months in the district, the official said. Bags of ‘pithhu’ (a cereal-flour), Naxal-literature, pamphlets, uniforms, banners, medicines were also recovered from their possession. PTI
Police launch device to track troop movement in Red zones
BOKARO: Jharkhand police while upgrading its monitoring system introduced a device called a troop-locator to track the movement of troops during jungle warfare and anti-Maoist search operation. With the help of this device, senior police officers can keep tabs on the movement of troops from within the confines of their offices through their computer screens. The troop locators will boost combing operations against Maoists in remote and difficult terrains, said police.
The device has already been distributed to police stations in Maoist-prone districts, said sources. Security personnel will be trained to use this device. Several police officers are finding the device quite useful as it will keep them updated about the real-time movement of troops in Red zones.
With its launch, Jharkhand has joined the league of states, that are using the device to strengthen its anti-Maoist search operations. A police officer, requesting anonymity said, the troop locator is easy to handle as its functions are based on the global positioning system (GPS). The system uses GPS to track the troops and deliver the data to its website in near real time. Police officers, with a password, can access the website and monitor the movements.