Pics: J'khand intelligence needs to be strengthened

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Dumka (Jharkhand), Jul 7: A weak intelligence network was one of the main causes behind the Maoists' July 2 attack on the convoy of Pakur Superintendent of Police Amarjit Balihar, security advisor to the Union government K Vijay Kumar today said.

The former CRPF DGP and ex-advisor to Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed said that he had issued directions to the police to strengthen the intelligence network. There should also be regular communication between police stations and senior police officials, Kumar told reporters here. Kumar, who visited Jharkhand's second capital of Dumka where the SP and five others were killed in the Maoist attack, said incidents of Maoist violence were being reviewed.

Such reports flood in even as Maoists were reportedly cordoned off by the CoBRA jawans in all the exit points of Kumundih jungle in Latehar, where they are allegedly hiding. Around 20 such check points have been built and several platoons of CoBRA, CRPF, and Jharkhand Jaguars have been deployed. Even the villagers are not being allowed without frisking and checking,

"The Maoists will have to either surrender or face death,"said DGP Rajiv Kumar. Police further allege that Arvindji alias Nishantji, the leader of the 200 rebels masterminded the Dumka ambush.

In Ranchi

Relatives and family members mourn near the coffin of slain SP Amarjit Balihar, who was killed in a Maoist attack at Kathikhund near Dumka.

In Ranchi

Relatives and family members mourn near the coffin of slain SP Amarjit Balihar, who was killed in a Maoists attack at Kathikhund.

In Dumka

Security personnel inspect the police vehicle that was attacked by the Maoists at Kathikund. Maoists attacked a police convoy on Tuesday, killing SP Amarjit Balihar, along with other police personnel.

In Ranchi

Relatives and family members mourn near the coffin of slain SP Amarjit Balihar who was killed in a Maoists attack at Kathikhund near Dumka in Ranchi on Wednesday.

In Ranchi

Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed consoles Suman Lata, wife of SP Amarjit Balihar, who was killed in a Maoists attack at Kathikhund near Dumka, after paying tributes to him in Ranchi on Wednesday.

In Ranchi

Relatives and family members mourn near the coffin of slain SP Amarjit Balihar who was killed in a Maoists attack at Kathikhund near Dumka in Ranchi on Wednesday.

PTI

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