Bihar ‘more or less’ freed of Reds: CRPF | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Having “reclaimed” long-held CPI (Maoist) bastions like Bura Pahar in Jharkhand and Chakrabanda and Bheembandh in Bihar through sustained operations — Operation Bulbul, Operation Octopus and Operation Thunderstorm — this year and establishing forward operating bases of security forces there, CRPF director general Kuldiep Singh on Wednesday said a similar “decisive” battle is under way in Maoists’ “core area” of Dandkarenya in south Chhattisgarh and significant successes may follow in the next one year in terms of the forces making inroads and “softening” of the area.
“Fulfilling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Left wing extremism-free India and Union home minister Amit Shah’s zero-tolerance policy against terrorism, the ministry of home affairs has reached the final stage of its decisive battle against Left-wing extremism,” Singh said while announcing “ousting” of Maoists from Bura Pahar on Chhattisgarh-Jharkhand border and Chakrabandha and Bheembandh in Bihar, at a press conference here.
He said this was made possible with the Centre’s resources and funds push and Shah taking regular reviews to ensure prompt availability of modern equipment, copters, funds for modernisation of state police, training and tactical upgrade of the CRPF’s CoBRA force, intelligence push via multi-agency centre platform and launching NIA investigation into offences involving Maoists.
Shah on Wednesday took to Twitter to congratulate CRPF, security agencies and state police concerned for “achieving unparalleled success in the final battle against Left wing extremism”.
Stating that 14 Maoists were killed and over 590 had either surrendered or were arrested, including leaders like Mithilesh Mahto who carried a Rs 1-crore reward, over the past few months, Singh tweeted: “Under the leadership of Narendra Modi, the fight against terror and LWE will continue and intensify in the time to come.”
Echoing the sentiment, CRPF DG said, “Bihar has more or less been freed of Naxals. No areas in Jharkhand or Bihar are now out-of-bounds of security forces. We have been softening the core area of Dandkarenya in Chhattisgarh too and have set up 19 forward operating bases there over the past two years.

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