Number of Naxalites decreases in last 5 years

  • Police strategy was successful in Madhya Pradesh

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
The government has been successful in the efforts being made by the state government to catch the Naxalites. It was said that the number of Naxalites has decreased from 125 to about 75 in the last five years. About 20 of them are women. The strategy made by the police to stop the expansion policies of Naxalites has been successful. Instead of expansion, their scope is now shrinking.

In such a situation, it has become easier to run a campaign against them. This is the reason that 19 Naxalites have been killed in the last five years, while five have been caught. Police camps are being increased in their area. New Naxalites are not coming in, due to which the number is decreasing. Sources in the police headquarters said that now their number is around 75. Being connected to Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra, Balaghat is the most Naxal-affected district of the state. Naxal activities also take place in Mandla and Dindori connected to it. When the siege increased in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, the Naxalites had planned to make Kanha National Park their hideout via Amarkantak, but after the police increased activity here, they have postponed their plan.

Police headquarters officials said that five years ago there were 20 police camps in the three Naxal-affected districts of the state, now there are 43. Out of these, 18 camps are being operated in Balaghat alone. Through these camps, the police are controlling Naxal activities.


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