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Police laxity to blame for spurt in Maoist attacks, says Centre

The home ministry told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that Maoists were able to carry out spectacular attacks because policemen in the field do not stick to basic policing tactics.

delhi Updated: Aug 07, 2013 23:48 IST
Aloke Tikku

The home ministry told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that Maoists were able to carry out spectacular attacks because policemen in the field do not stick to basic policing tactics.

Minister of state for home affairs RPN Singh said that “An analysis of recent Maoist attacks disclose that (attacks) could succeed mainly due to failure of adherence to basic policing tactics and practices by some of the state police forces.”

The home ministry’s analysis comes a day after the Centre had in the Lok Sabha attributed the success of attacks targeting policemen in Jammu & Kashmir to “laxity and non-adherence of SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) by the security forces”.

Singh said there are certain standard practices taken by the Maoists like targeting and killing leaders of mainstream political parties which could have been easily anticipated and counter measures put in place.