Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bihar police to get Army training to counter “Red Army”

Army will train police in Bihar to enable them successfully counter the Maoists, police officials said today.

Officials said the Bihar police required special training to suitably counter the “grown-up” Maoists.
“We are taking help from the Indian Army to make our police jawans get special outdoor training in counter insurgency and guerrilla warfare”, said a senior police official who did not want to be named.
He said the department was soon going to open Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare Schools at four places in Bihar.
“In these schools, the jawans will get training on the pattern of Grey Hounds of Hyderabad”, the official said.
In the current year, a total 24 policemen have been killed in Bihar in six naxal attacks reported till August while only three Maoists were killed in police encounter. The maoists also looted 28 police weapons.
As per an official report, 31 of Bihar’s total 38 districts are infested by Maoist activities. Of them, 19 figure in “A” category. 

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