Gaya, Nov 2 (ANI): The Central Reserve Police and Cobra forces busted a Maoist hideout in Bihar's Gaya district on Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent of Gaya Police Vinay Kumar said they had recovered a huge cache of ammunition and vital logistics equipment such as Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) explosives, walkie-talkie sets, computer, Naxal (Maoist) literature, and medicines were also recovered from the camp.
"Different types of close to 4000 rounds of ammunition, large quantities of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), ingredients for IEDs, explosives, walkie-talkie sets, computer, Naxal literature, and medicines which are regularly used in camps such as these, were recovered," said Kumar.
Adding that the police was doing all it can to rehabilitate people affected by the Maoist conflict, Kumar said that that girls picked up in such situations were being trained and given jobs. He stated that police has taken adequate steps to ensure the care of children and elders affected in the conflict.
"Now you can see that Naxal (Maoist) girls are being trained in CRP (Central Reserve Police) camps. They have been given good jobs through agencies and NGOs. Everytime we go in it is not that we just have to carry out an operation. We also take steps to ensure that children and elders are taken care of," he added.
Despite strong measures initiated by the Central government to crush the ultras, the Maoist insurgency has gripped nearly one-third of the country in its violent tentacles, spreading into the interiors of 20 of India's 28 states.
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has termed the left-wing extremism as 'a bigger challenge than terrorism'.
He recently promised that the federal government would help the state governments with funds, technology and security forces so that they are able to effectively fight against the Maoists. (ANI)
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