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Essential to break economic sources of Maoists: Raghubar Das

He said time to time the neighbouring states should exchange information about extremists and criminal elements and stressed upon strengthening the intelligence network.

By: PTI | Ranchi |
December 14, 2016 9:21:02 pm
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Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Wednesday said it was important to break financial sources of criminal organisations and Maoist outfits, while stressing that Left Wing Extremism (LWE) could be rooted out only with communication and coordination between local people and security personnel.

“Development happens wherever peace is and wherever peace is, development happens. And security personnel have an important role in maintaining it (peace),” Das said after inaugurating a three-day workshop on ‘LWE Theatre Interstate Operations and Cooperation’.

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“It is essential to break the economic source of criminal organisations and Maoist outfits,” he said, adding, “To root out extremism, communication and coordination were required (between security forces and the local people).”

Das said following the ban on high denomination notes, the incidents of terrorism and extremism have reduced.

He said the state government has been focusing on development in the LWE-affected areas and the youth in these areas would be recruited to assistant police and would be paid Rs 10,000 per month.

“After three years they would be appointed in the police department,” he said, according to an official release.

He said time to time the neighbouring states should exchange information about extremists and criminal elements and stressed upon strengthening the intelligence network.

Senior Security adviser in the Union Home Ministry K Vijay Kumar said due to the cooperation of Jharkhand government, Naxalism has reduced in the state.

Kumar said a large number of extremists have turned themselves in due to the good surrender policy and advised security personnel to mix with the local people, respect local traditions and take part in them, the release said.

Officials from 10 states and four paramilitary forces are taking part in the workshop.

CRPF DGP K Durga Prasad, Jharkhand DGP D K Pandey, CRPF ADGP Sudeep Lakhtakia and other senior officers were also present at the workshop.

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