Monday, May 27, 2013

No proposal to deploy Army in Naxal-hit states: A K Antony

New Delhi, There is no proposal to deploy Army in the Maoist-hit states, defence minister A K Antony said on Monday.

The Centre has rushed 2,000 additional paramilitary force personnel to Chhattisgarh in the wake of the Naxal attack on Congress leaders that claimed 27 lives, including that of PCC chief Nand Kumar Patel.

The decision was taken following a request from the Chhattisgarh government which sought more forces to provide security to political leaders as well as to engage in anti-Naxal operations, official sources said on Monday, adding that the units will be in the state in a day or two.

There are around 30,000 paramilitary personnel already deployed in Chhattisgarh mainly for anti-Naxal operations across the state.

Chhattisgarh is one of the worst Maoist violence-affe

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