Thursday, July 15, 2010

Train CRPF properly to fight naxals: Gadkari

Jhinjholi, Haryana, Jul 10 (UNI) Security forces are not able to curb naxalism because of improper training, BJP president Nitin Gadkari has said.

''If our security forces are given good and proper training, then they will be able to handle naxals and maoists better and control the situation,'' Mr Gadkari said.

He was speaking while addressing the gathering here last evening during the party's ongoing training programme, 'Pravesh Prashikshan Varg', for its party workers.

Mr Gadkari added that if soldiers would be trained then only war could be won. Citing an example of how important training is, he said, ''Only a Black Cat Commando can sit in a car running at 30 km/hr but not a policeman. This is because the latter is not trained for it.''

The BJP president did not miss the chance to attack UPA government and reiterated that the Centre has been a total failure in anti-Naxal offensive. He even claimed that the BJP can eradicate the problem altogether if it comes to power.

With the continous naxal menace, it has been realised that the securtiy forces have not been able to control the situation as they are not trained in gorilla warfare as required. Last Wednesday, armed Maoists attacked the police station and forest beat house at Daitari in Keonjhar district of Andhra Pradesh and set both establishments on fire.

They later abducted the ASI and left posters warning that more such attacks would occur in the near future to avenge the killing of Cherikuri Rajkumar alias Azad by Andhra Pradesh police.

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