The Communist Party of India (Maoist) announced its return to action in Telangana on November 8 by calling a day’s bandh to protest the ‘wrong policies’ of the TRS government that is resulting in farmer suicides. Ajay Misra, principal secretary (home), however, sought to make light of the matter and said police were well prepared to take on the Maoist menace. “We must not mix the issue of security cover given to ministers with the Maoists issue. The two are separate. The Maoists might have given the bandh call to make their presence felt, but our police force is well prepared to tackle them,” Misra said.
Two CoBRA jawans injured in face-off with Naxals in Chhattisgarh
Raipur: Two jawans of CRPF’s elite CoBRA unit were on Monday injured
in a gun-battle between security forces and Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s
Sukma district, police said. The face-off took place in the restive
forest under Chintagufa police station limits when a joint squad of
Central Reserve Police Force, CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute
Action) and district police was carrying out an anti-Naxal operation
this afternoon, Sukma Superintendent of Police D Shrawan told PTI.