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Fear of Naxal disturbances in Sept keeps police on their toes

July 04, 2014 13:49 IST

With the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) planning to create disturbances to mark its decade of formation this September, police is bracing up to counter any such move and make people aware about the "futility" of the rebel movements.

The Maoists are preparing several programmes to suit the occasion all over the country in their strongholds and to demonstrate their influence even after facing critical situations in several regions, as per intelligence inputs.

On the direction of a central committee of the banned outfit, its branches -- regional bureaus, state committees and special zonal committees - have released circulars on the significance of completion of ten years along with the activities to be carried out during this period in their respective regions, a senior Intelligence Bureau official said.

The Maoist Communist Centre and People's War Group merged to form CPI on September 21, 2004, and since then they have been observing foundation week every year from September 21 to 27.

To thwart the efforts of the Maoists, police is also gearing up to intensify operations in the LWE (left wing extremism) hit areas.

"We will intensify our operations during this period and would like to educate the populace about futility of war waged by the Maoists as it has adversely affected development and peace of the area," Chhattisgarh Additional Director General of Police (anti-Naxal operations) R K Vij.

"We are well aware of the situation and have issued necessary instructions to officials in various regions in this connection. Every suspicious activity is under scanner," Vij said.

As per the documents received from a Naxal camp during raids, the preparation for the 10th anniversary scheduled from September 21 to 30 started three months back.

The restive Abhujmad region (bordering Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra) of Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee, which is considered a Naxal heartland, may host some big programmes which will witness the presence of top Maoist leaders, the IB official said.

The celebration has been planned for ten days but they have decided to extend it, depending upon the conditions, the official said.

Publication of Maoist magazines based on ideological, political and military concepts of rebels and autobiography of their killed leaders are underway.

In the absence of magazines, the Naxals have been asked to bring out at least a bulletin or souvenir describing the background of movement in their areas, the official said.

Besides, they are also engaged in uniting Naxal groups to carry out some evil strikes. Expanding base areas, logistic support base in urban areas and recruitment of fresh cadres are other tasks to be undertaken on this occasion, he said.

The tip-off also includes that their friendly NGOs are allegedly extending support for spreading their propaganda in the region during this period, he said.

However, the increasing pressure of security forces inside remote core areas of south Bastar may hinder their evil design during this period, the IB official expressed.

"Nearly 30 rebels have surrendered and 25 arrested in Bastar region during past one-and-half month which reflects that Maoists are losing their strength and it would not be possible for them to observe its tenth year celebration on a large scale," the official added.

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