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CRPF DG claims naxalite movement dying down

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Jalandhar, Apr 14 (UNI) Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF) Director General Jyoti Kumar Sinha today said there was no need to worry about the ''so-called naxalite movement as the menace is likely to die soon''.

Talking to reporters here, Mr Sinha said what was being faced presently in some parts of the country ''was no no more actual naxalite movement''. He said the phenomenon, which was launched by naxalites as class struggle and people's movement, was no more evident in the so-called naxalite infested areas.

''Contrary to this, fact is that mafia groups and criminal elements had been operating for money extortion and other motives in these areas under the cover of naxal movement,'' he said and added that even these elements were on a run as the people of the infested areas had risen against them and they alongwith the security forces were fighting to eradicate this menace.

He also expressed satisfaction over declining menace of terrorism in the country including Jammu and Kashmir, saying the forces behind terrorism had also been diminishing and the terrorist groups were desperately trying to somehow maintain their activity.

He said that even terrorists were now not getting support from the masses and were surviving only on the support from across the border. However, in the changing international scenario, this trans- border support was unlikely to last for long, he added.

Mr Sinha came here to participate in the closing ceremony of the 4th Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters' Shooting Championship at the PAP Shooting Range.

He presented medals to winners.

Star shooters of the country including Melbourne Commonwealth Games hero Sarmesh Jung, ace shooter Jaspal Singh Rana, Anjali Bhagwat, Gagan Narang, Tejswani Sawant, Deepali Deshpande and Suma Shirur were felicitated on the occasion.

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