Special programme to beat Naxals

Day-long session held at police HQ

With a number of Naxalites being arrested in the national capital, Delhi Police are sensitising their rank-and-file about left-wing extremism across the nation.

A day-long special training class was organised in this regard at police headquarters at ITO in New Delhi on Friday.

Officials from crime branch, special cell and inspectors of police stations attended the special training class. Senior IPS officers from naxal-hit zones were called to share their first-hand experiences.

Training

The training was held in view of lack of practical information and experience about anti-national activities carried out by naxals among Delhi Police officials.

Many officers from the local police stations, deputy commissioner and assistant commissioner too attended the programme.

“The programme was to make the officials aware about the naxalism’s ill-effects on nation’s peace and harmony. They were also informed about the Maoist tactics,” deputy commissioner of police (crime) Sanjay Kumar Jain told Deccan Herald.

The training also shed light on the naxal ideology, modus operandi of the extremists and their new hide outs.

In last month, two suspected Naxal extremists, hailing from Jharkhand, were arrested from Delhi along with weapons and incrementing documents and literature.

On June 7, Delhi police arrested a 27-year-old suspected Communist Party of India-Maoist extremist who was wanted in several cases of murder and attack on security forces in Jharkhand.

Shiv Kumar of Ranchi, an expert in handling firearms and improvised explosive devices, was held after a tip-off.

Police recovered a sophisticated 9 mm bore pistol along with two live rounds from him.
Also, a Maoist wanted in the murder of a superintendent of police in Jharkhand in 2000 was arrested in the city last month.

Pradeep Kumar Singh, 42, was arrested at Rohini sector-24 in outer Delhi along with arms. He was a member of the banned People's War Group.

With these two arrests within a month, officials felt the need to train policemen in crime branch and special cell to deal with the Naxal menace.

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