Operations against Naxals will continue: CRPF DG

Greater Noida, June 18 (ANI): Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Pranay Sahay, today said the operations against Naxals will continue and there will be no let-up on this front.

Sahay, who was speaking to a batch of 716 young recruits who were commissioned into the largest paramilitary force of the country, said, "this fight against Naxals will continue. There will be no let-up (on this front)."

The CRPF Director General urged the young men to contribute in fighting the Maoist menace.

He said more than 40 percent of the CRPF was deployed for these operations in various states and there have been good achievements on this front this year.

"We had 75-80 encounters with the Maoists in various states and we have hit them effectively every time," he said.

The newly inducted constables will now be sent to various theatres that the CRPF is operating in, including counter-Naxal operations, anti-insurgency and tackling militancy in Jammu and Kashmir. They have been trained in various combat and tactical skills for 44 weeks at the CRPF Group Centre located in Greater Noida.

The CRPF has deployed almost 85 battalions in Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-hit areas at present. (ANI)

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