The police have decided to establish camps in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada after receiving complaints that Maoists have compelled over a dozen families to leave their village in suspicion of them being informers.
One of the victims told, “They accused me of being a police informer and forced my family out of the village, we had to leave all our belongings behind and move to our relative’s place.”
As per the victim, he was under house arrest for the past three years. However, he had escaped the region to see his ailing wife, who was admitted to a hospital a few months back. He further spoke that when Naxalites came to know of his escape, they took away his father and brother to investigate his whereabouts.
Dantewada SP Abhishek Pallav told, “In the last six-eight months, we have organized operations in the area, which have unsettled Naxals due to that they are threatening the villagers and forcing them to leave villages. We have filed two FIRs in relation to the case. Victims will be granted relief as per state schemes that are in place.”
“We are planning to establish police camps to deal with Naxals and bring peace in the region,” he added.