Retired armymen to check Maoist revolutionaries in Orissa

Retired armymen to check Naxals
Tuesday November 14 2006 11:58 IST

BHUBANESWAR: The Government has decided to recruit 1,652 retired army personnel for deployment in the Naxalite-affected areas of the State.

A part of its strategy to tackle the growing activities of the Maoists in as many as 16 districts, the Government made a provision of Rs 5 crore in the first supplementary budget placed in the Assembly on Monday for recruitment of 1,652 retired Army personnel.

A decision has been taken to strengthen the intelligence to pre-empt the left wing ultras. For this, a provision of Rs 75 lakh has been made for a dedicated security wing in the Intelligence. Besides, Rs 60 lakh has been provided for strengthening the secret service under the Intelligence.

The State Government has also allocated Rs 2.1 crore for enhancement of cost of diet for prisoners and under trial detenues.

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