Development in Naxal affected areas can be important, says CRPF official

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Coimbatore, May 19 (ANI): The Inspector General (Training) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Man Singh Rawat said here on Wednesday that along with military or paramilitary actions, concerted efforts to step up development was necessary to find a solution to the Naxal problem.

Along with security operations, it was necessary to open schools, develop health schemes and step up rural development. It has to be ensured that funds sanctioned by the government goes to the ight persons in the field .

He pointed out that the CRPF was sending its officers and men to work along with other agencies to attend various courses.

Rawat also mentioned that arms like AK-47s, pistols were procured by the ultras from Bangladesh and Nepal with the help of arms mafia and anti-social elements as these frontiers are porous.

Rawat was addressing the passing out function of 10th batch of departmentally chosen subordinate officers after 20 weeks of training before being assigned the rank of Sub Inspectors. Over 150 were granted the rank of Sub Inspectors. (ANI)

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