Bihar police carry out confidence building measures to reduce fear of Maoists
In a bid to curb the Maoist menace, and to reduce the fear of a military attack among locals in rebel-infested Bihar's Gaya District and its neighbouring areas, police have carried out several confidence and security building measures.
Recently, Maoists had destroyed a tunnel with dynamite in which a police personnel was killed. As a result, police had conducted a survey at Barha village.
In another case, Maoist had also killed a former village head Arvind Kumar. It is believed that most of the innocents from several villages were arrested.
On the instructions of Deputy Inspector General of Magadh division, Babu Ram himself took the initiative of conducting spot verification in order to build confidence among the locals.
Speaking to a reporter, Superintendent of Police, Gaya, Babu Ram highlighted the significance of the initiative.
"Yes, it is true that if an innocent people are arrested then it would definitely boost the moral of Maoists. But we need to check the other facts also. Sometimes, innocent people become the victim of the investigation but after the investigation if that person is held innocent then he would be released and if he is proved guilty then he would be put behind bars," said Babu Ram.
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh had earlier said that combined efforts of security forces were successful in suppressing the Maoist menace across Bihar state.
"We have achieved success in this state. The CRPF and the state police have worked closely and cooperated well. I do agree that Jamui is still one district where in many blocks the Maoist problem dominates. But as compared to level of Maoist insurgency in Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, the Maoist problem here is not so serious," said Ramesh.