Jharkhand: More CRPF teams arrive
Posted by Admin on October 24, 2009
CRPF jawans load their belongings on a truck outside Tatanagar railway station on Friday. (Bhola Prasad)
Jamshedpur, Oct. 23: Seven additional companies of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) today arrived in East Singhbhum for a planned crackdown on Naxalites.
About 1,000 jawans of 193 Battalion of CRPF from Jullandhar, arrived at Tatanagar railway station by the Jammu-Tawi Express today.
The forces will be deployed at Naxalite-hit areas of Chandil, Chowka, Nimdih and Chaliama under Chandil sub-division of adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district. The forces will be also deployed at Bodam, Patamda and at the Dalma foothills.
CRPF commandant Sanjay Kumar Singh confirmed that the additional companies of CRPF were meant for the special operation against the rebels to be launched shortly.
“The movement of the paramilitary forces is aimed at launching special operations in parts of East Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan districts. Although no tentative date has been fixed for starting the operation, it may begin any time,” he said.
The commandant confirmed that about 1,000 commandos belonging to 197 Battalion of CRPF had already arrived in West Singhbhum for deployment in Saranda, Kuchai, Kharsawan and Manoharpur.
Singh revealed that they will have to find place to accommodate the men in areas where they would remain deployed for the operation.
Before being sent to the Naxalite-affected areas, the jawans will have to be lodged in the CRPF camp at Sundernagar.
The men have undergone special commando training in a Jullandhar-based commando training centre.
They are trained in guerrilla warfare and can take part in offensives in adverse conditions. TT