In light of Chhattisgarh attack, IG western range holds meet in Jhargram
In view of the ambush on security personnel in Chhattisgarh recently, IG Western Range Rajiv Misra on Thursday held a high-level meeting with senior police officials in Jhargram district.
It was learnt that in view of the antecedent in Jhargram when Maoists had unleashed a reign of terror, the district administration is not ready to take any risk. As Jangalmahal was the nursery of Left extremist activities in Bengal, it was decided that security arrangements will be beefed up in the newly-constituted district.
The police are keeping a tab on the movement of the Maoists and their movements in the bordering areas. The police have been instructed to intensify vigil in vast areas surrounding Belpahari ,Odisha and Jharkhand. Red alerts ahve been sounded in the police stations and camps of the central forces at Belpahari, Jambumi, Lalgarh, Gopiballavpur and Nayagram situated in the Odisha border.
Misra had a special meeting with Abhishek Gupta, the superintendent of police. Additional superintendent of police Biswajit Mahato and SDPO Vivek Verma were also present at the meeting.
Misra also held meetings with the district magistrate R Arjun and SDO Nakul Chandra Mahato, SDO over recruitment of constables.
After coming to power in 2011, the state government carried out all round development work in the Maoist-controlled areas of Jhargram.
A super-specialty hospital and an ITI have been constructed at Lalgarh which was the main camp of the Maoists. Jhargram has recently been constituted into a district and because of developmental works, the Maoist activities have come under control. The quality of life of the people of Jhargram has also improved.
A senior police officer said that not only the security arrangements have been beefed up but the state police are keeping in touch with their counterparts in the neighbouring states like Odisha and Jharkhand.