Border outposts to be armed to tackle Naxalite menace

  • HT Correspondent, Varanasi
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  • Updated: Aug 01, 2006 00:29 IST

ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR General of Police (ADG) for Inter-State Border Force R Vikram Singh announced that all nine outposts of force for eastern region would be shortly equipped with sophisticated explosive detecting equipment to check Naxal menace.

“Six explosive detecting equipment have recently been sanctioned by the government for six outposts of the Naxalite-affected areas in the region and for the remaining three it would be sanctioned shortly.

Three sub-inspectors and nine constables of border force have recently undergone a training in Lucknow to deal with the detectors efficiently in the Naxalite-affected areas,” he said.

Talking to mediapersons in an informal chat at the office of Inter Border Force here on Monday, Singh said that the moral of police personnel, deployed in an area of 637 km under the east zone of eight districts, was high and they were ready to face any challenge at any movement.  Sensitive border areas of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar near the outpost of force would be fenced with solar energy generated current to check the infiltration of criminal elements into UP. 

The districts under the zone, covers Kushinagar, Ballia, Chandauli, Deoria, Mirzapur and Sonebhadra. Four Battalions of PAC along with cops of civil police in a large number have been round the clock monitoring security arrangements in Naxalite-affected areas of region.  The local office of Border Force headed by the DIG SN Sabat has fully utilised the latest means of Information Technology to gather information about the Naxals and their activities in the region.


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