West Bengal, Jharkhand police remove jurisdiction barrier in Naxal-hit areas

December 29th, 2007 - 7:09 pm ICT by admin  

Kolkata, Dec 29 (ANI): West Bengal and Jharkhand police forces have decided to allow free movement of police officials in the Maoist-hit areas in the two states.
Three districts of Jharkhands Kolhan range and three districts of West Bengal are badly affected by Naxal activities.
Policemen can now move freely into the adjoining states, said West Midnapore Superintendent of Police (SP) R Rajsekharan.
This decision was taken at a joint meeting of the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) of Kolhan range of Jharkhand and his counterpart of Midnapore range in West Bengals West Midnapore District on Friday.
The ultras often escape into other state taking advantage of forest-covered border after attacking one State.
Now onwards the two States would not have to go through the long procedure of informing the DIG of another state about the movement of Naxalites. The information can be given directly to the respective police station.
According to the existing rule, only a DIG level officer could exchange such information with another DIG level officer.
This would save the precious time, police said. (ANI)

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