Operation against Naxals intensified

GUMLA: Police have stepped up its operation against Naxalites and different criminal groups afresh in the areas of their hideouts in the district. Both district police and the CRPF personnel have been engaged in it to take on the PLFI and other criminal groups which have recently carried out several killings in different parts of the district. "The operation against the Naxalites and criminals is on throughout the district," said SDPO C K Sinha. Police are conducting raids in PLFI strongholds of Basia and Kamdara ares of the district. Presently PLFI activists have increased their activities in Gumla, Raidih and Palkot. Its rival group in eastern Gumla is Patrick Toppo gang. "Manraj Singh gang and Dipnarayan Singh group are also there and their only design is to extort money by creating fear," said Sinha. "Police have succeeded in arresting several members of these groups and seized arms and ammunition from them," he added. In Bishunpur and Ghaghra areas of the district, Ramdev Oraon's gang was engaged in establishing its sway in these areas and in the past its members tried to challenge the Maoists too. PLFI, too, had been active in hill top mines areas of this police station and had torched machinery of a bauxite mining company. SP Jatin Narwal is monitoring the operation.

Courtesy:timesofindia.indiatimes.com 13.12.2011

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