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Jharkhand police changing strategies to counter naxalites

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Hazaribag, May 2 (UNI) Jharkhand Director General of Police V D Ram today said co-ordination meetings with the counterparts of neighbouring states would be organised soon to effectively deal with proscribed CPI-Maoist extremists.

Such meeting was necessitated as the extremists, after committing crime, often invaded into the neighbouring states, Mr Ram said.

He was participating in the Passing Out Parade (POP) of 501 jawans from the newly constituted Indian Reserve Battalion at SSB Training Centre, Meru.

Mr Ram told mediapersons that the government was providing landmine and bullet-proof vehicles besides, sophisticated weapons, including rocket launchers, to each police station in the naxal-affected districts of the state to boost their morale.

''With the naxalites changing strategies, the police too are changing tactics,'' he said.

Besides, vigil would be stepped up in the thick and long stretch of jungles along the borders of the neighbouring states for the naxalites mostly used them as their safe haven.

Regarding allegations of financial assistance to the militants, he warned that strict action would be taken as per law if any person was found involved in such act.

Referring to the attacks on government buildings and property by the rebels, he said it was an act of frustration following continued pressure on them by the security forces.

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