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Karnataka mulling surrender and rehab package for naxals: CM

Karnataka Government is actively considering offering a surrender and rehabilitation package to naxalites, Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa said on Sunday.

india Updated: Feb 07, 2010 18:50 IST

Karnataka Government is actively considering offering a surrender and rehabilitation package to naxalites, Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa said on Sunday.

Addressing the Chief Ministers' conference on internal security in New Delhi, he said due to the government's concerted and determined efforts, the naxal menace has been kept very much under control in Karnataka.

"Though there were a few incidents of threats and an incident of attack on police by naxals, for the first time in three years no policeman or civilian was killed by naxals," he said in his speech.

Yeddyurappa also said the Government was actively considering a proposal to raise a State Industrial Security Force.

The chief minister offered to the Centre appropriate land to set up a national-level police IT research and development centre to use technology more effectively at the cutting edge level in policing for better service delivery.

Yeddyurappa urged the Centre to depute officers to help the State in setting up a full-fledged commando training centre in Karnataka to build up capability to tackle the twin threats of naxalism and terrorism.

"In the last few years, it is seen that the enemy forces are concentrating on cities like Bangalore which reflect the growth centres of the country," he said.