Security forces on Friday started fresh operations to flush out Maoists from the trouble-torn region in West Midnapore district. “Our forces are moving towards Pingboni and Kharasole area. We have sufficient forces there and we are moving ahead,” IGP (law and order) Raj Kanojia said.
“Our forces are deployed in the entire forest area from Goaltore to Pingboni, a 2-km stretch”, he said.
Nearly 600 CRPF personnel arrived in the district on Thursday as reinforcements for the existing security personnel,
Kanojia had said that another four companies would arrive as per the Centre’s assurance to dispatch a total 10 companies (around 1,000 personnel) to the troubled district in the campaign against agitating Maoists.