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Ranchi Police, CISF prepare blueprint to tackle Maoist menace

Ranchi Police and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) have finalised a standard operation procedure to tackle Maoist menace in the mining areas of Ranchi district.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2013 19:06 IST
Deepak Mahato
Deepak Mahato
Hindustan Times

Ranchi Police and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) have finalised a standard operation procedure to tackle Maoist menace in the mining areas of Ranchi district.

The plan was chalked out during a closed-door meeting attended by Ranchi senior superintendent of police (SSP) Saket Kumar Singh, superintendent of police (rural) AV Minz and CISF assistant commandant VP Singh at the SSP’s office.

“We have planned out how CISF and the district police will function in case of an emergency,” said Minz. The manner in which crisis situations would be handled was included in the procedure, he added.

However, Minz declined to reveal more information on how the security agencies would operate and the number of forces to be deployed in the Maoist-hit areas.

It is learnt that the roles of both agencies have been specified in the plan blueprint. A special action team will work to curb law and order problems inside the mines and during any major calamity or mishap.

According to sources, Ranchi police will deploy a dog squad and bomb disposal team and district police officials will regularly patrol the mining areas.

In 2012, Maoists had attacked the Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), mine at Piparwar. A CISF jawan was injured and two Maoists were killed in the attack.

Piparwar is along the border of Ranchi and Chatra districts.