No arms recovered from camps: CRPF

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Kolkata, Jan 29 (PTI) The CRPF today said it has notbeen able to recover any arms from the camps allegedly run bythe CPI(M) in Lalgarh and its adjoining districts of WestBengal.

"A list was given to us by the court mentioning thelocation of armed camps in the three districts (Midnapore,Bankura and Purulia) and we disributed the list to the fieldofficers so that they can conduct raids in their areas," IG(CRPF) T B Rao told PTI.

"The raids are being conducted for a week or so butso far there has not been any positive result," Rao said,adding that by "positive result", he meant that no weaponshave been recovered from the camps.

When asked whether they had searched all the camps inthe list provided by the court, he said, "No we have not beenable to conduct search operations in all the camps but aconsiderable number has been searched and there has been nopositive result."

"More search operations will continue," Rao added.

The state government had come under severe criticismwhen nine people were killed allegedly by armed CPI(M) cadresat Netai in West Midnapore on January 7.

The Left Front government has been accused of misusingthe joint forces only to help the CPI(M) cadres to gather armsand gain ground in the three districts which was under thecontrol of Maoists for a long time.

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