New Delhi : After the death of 25 CRPF jawans in the Maoist attack last month in the Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, the strategy against the Maoist was majorly reshuffled. The results of the aggressive reshuffling done to the tactics against the Maoist, are now visible and within a month 105 Maoists have been arrested while 25 Maoists have surrendered. Further, there is a news that a huge number of arms and stocks of explosives were also being seized.
On 24th April, 300 Maoists had attacked the CRPF jawans patrolling in the Chintagufa region in Sukma. 25 jawans had been martyred in this attack. After this ,a wave of resentment had emerged across the nation. Central Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said that ‘The Chhattisgarh attack is a massacre conspiracy, plotted in cold blood and henceforth the Maoists will not be pardoned. There will be major reshuffling done in the campaigns against the Maoists. While making the campaign fiercer, there will be more stress on acting by obtaining confidential information. Also, there will be more stress on the coordination between the local police and the central security forces”. After this, by conducting a meeting between the Maoist influenced Chief Minister and the Senior Officials of the security forces, new strategies were being plotted.
By giving stress on having a dialogue with the locals and on the confidential information, the joint campaigns planned with the state police, are gaining huge success. 105 Maoists have been arrested within a month. 41 Maoists have been arrested from Chhattisgarh while 3 Maoists have surrendered. So far more than 100 ‘Operations’ have been conducted in Chhattisgarh.
15 Maoists have surrendered in Jharkhand while 12 Maoists have been arrested. 45 Maoists have been arrested from Bihar while 7 of them have been arrested by the police in Telangana. 7 Maoists have surrendered in Odisha.
Furthermore, in the action taken against the Maoists at different locations, huge number of arms and stocks of explosives were also being seized. 39 rifles, 4628 cartridges and 302 explosives have been seized. Additionally, 91 bombs, 29 IEDs, 5133 detonators and 60 kg narcotics have also been seized by the security forces in the action taken.
“All kinds of efforts are being taken against the Maoists. ‘Operations’ are being implemented with more coordination with the state police and more stress is being put on confidential information. Also, modern technology is being used more effectively. We are gaining this success only due to this change in the strategy against the Maoists, “said the Director General of CRPF, R.R. Bhatnagar.