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Joint meeting of adjoining naxal-hit states on anvil

india Updated: Oct 14, 2009 22:17 IST
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A joint meeting of four adjoining states would be held soon to strike better coordination in dealing with the naxal menace.

ADG law and order, Brij Lal who alongwith state's home secretary Mahesh Gupta held a review meeting of the naxal affected Mirzapur range yesterday said that though there was good coordination among the naxal-hit bordering states, a meeting would be held in 15 days time for improved joint operations.

Brij Lal said that there was a thrust on community policing in the naxal troubled areas, so as to go into the rural areas to meet 'adivasis´ and resolve their problems.

Expressing satisfaction on the morale of the policemen posted in the area, the ADG said that 203 Special Police officers (SPOs), who have detailed knowledge of the region have started working in three naxal affected districts of the state.

Naxal problem has been under control in the state since the past three years with no major strike and the security personnel including three battalions of the CRPF equipped with modern gadgets were doing good work, the senior police official said.

The main problems of the area including that of potable water and road connectivity is being looked into and wherever necessary alternative arrangements are being worked out, Brij Lal added.