Chief minister Raghubar Das led Jharkhand Government has laid claim to have been successful curbed naxalism in the state within its first 1000 days of being in power. DK Pandey, Director General of Police, Jharkhand publicly stated that as many as 50 naxals had surrendered and 5 naxalite groups had been wiped out during the period.
While the state is celebrating completion of 1,000 days of the Das regime, top police officer Pandey issued an appeal to the Maoist leader Sudhakar Reddy to surrender. However, the DGP was firm in stating that the appeal be taken as an ultimatum, saying that a polite surrender will be fruitful to the Maoist camp as the police is all ready and eager to continue with its drive to liquidate all naxalities. He further said that the government had done its best to bring Maoists and naxals into the mainstream; however, if the Maoists are hell-bent on waging a war against the state, the police is ready for it.
On the occasion Principal Secretary SKG Rahate announced that in its 1,000 days in power, the Jharkhand government had set up 44 smart police stations and installed more than 2,000 CCTV cameras across the state. The police had also been equipped with 44 control cars that have been deployed in the capital city of Ranchi for added security, while there were 337 police control vans made available for highway patrolling and to meet any other emergency.
Talking about cyber crimes, the DGP of Jharkhand accepted it as a new challenge for the police force and said that the police personnel are undergoing regular training sessions to build up capacities to check and nab cyber criminals.