Friday, November 24, 2006

‘Three more police stations for naxal areas’

‘Three more police stations for naxal areas’
Wednesday November 22 2006 09:39 IST

SRINGERI: The Government will establish three more police stations in naxal-affected areas, said State Home Minister M P Prakash.

Speaking to this paper at Sringeri Mutt he said, “We will spend Rs 5 crore to improve police infrastructure in these areas.”

He disclosed that there were about 25 naxals operating in the Western Ghats.

‘Shoot at sight’ orders does not give absolute power to kill and it all depends on the situation and circumstances, he clarified.

We should handle the situation carefully and make efforts to bring them back to the mainstream, he said.

A clear picture of the Chamundeshwari bypoll will emerge only by the end of this month, he said.

He expressed confidence that the JD (S) would win the byelections.

The result would not affect the future of the coalition the government, Prakash said.

Our government is running smoothly and small differences are natural, he added.

He was earlier given a cordial welcome at the Sharada peeta. He called on the Sringeri Seer and later had a darshan of Sharadamba.

Principal Secretary of Agriculture Ramaswamy accompanied the Minister.

JD(S) president Rajendra, taluk leaders Manjunath, Ramesh, Thyagaraj and others were present.

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