Challenge of Maoism in its last leg, says Rajnath Singh, lauds gallantry of forces

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: March 25, 2018 6:41 am

Rajnath Singh inspects the parade at the CRPF’s 79th Raising Day function at Kadarpur Camp in Gurgaon on Saturday. PTI

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the “serious” challenge of Maoism in the country has entered its “last leg” and Maoists are now resorting to cowardly ambushes against security forces as they are unable to undertake a direct fight. Addressing CRPF personnel on the 79th Raising Day of the country’s primary anti-Maoist operations force, the Home Minister said due to operational efforts of these forces incidents of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) have “drastically” come down in the recent past and the casualty rate of extremists has gone up.

Demoralised Maoist cadres are now unable to undertake a fight with security forces…

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