Maoist violence continues to escalate in the state, as they have managed to gain support from the tribals and the villagers who have reportedly blocked roads to prevent security forces from entering the area.
The West Bengal Government on Tuesday, Jun 16 expressed concern over the attempts of the Police Santrosh Birodhi Janashadharaner Committee (PSBJC) [People"s Committee against Police Atrocities] to extend its influence to new areas. The PSBJC is a Maoist-backed local resistance group.
Maoists have labeled the Lalgarh area as 'liberated' area, as hundred of the CPM workers have fled the region.
In an attempt to restore the region to normalcy, central paramilitary forces have been deployed to help the police.