Rajnath Singh to meet top bureaucrats of Naxal-affected states today

 A day after revelations made on CNN-IBN by a commando of the CoBRA battalion on a botched up anti-Naxal operation, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will meet top bureaucrats of all Naxal-affected states on Friday. Sources say the Home Ministry is likely to assure states of all support from the Centre to fight the Naxal challenge.

All 10 Naxal-affected states including Telangana are expected to attend the meet.

Meanwhile, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Thursday initiated an IG-level inquiry into the allegations. Sujoy Mandal, a CRPF commando had told CNN-IBN how Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) were flouted in a botched up anti-Naxal operation.

 

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