Friday, December 21, 2007

“Activities of naxalites, maoists under check in Tamil Nadu”

Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Thursday said that the government was able to ensure that "no major disturbance is caused to public order and tranquility in the State."

In his speech read out by the PWD Minister Durai Murugan at the conference of Chief Ministers on internal security, Mr. Karunanidhi said: "The recent success we have had in apprehending certain dreaded Maoists and our constant and effective vigil of the coast line, in coordination with the Coast Guard and the navy have encouraged the State Police to function even more effectively."

He said: "Tamil nadu is one of the few States with a separate 'Q' wing in the intelligence set up to monitor the activities of extremist organisations. The effective system of information gathering developed by this wing, has helped the State to keep activities of naxalites, Maoists, other fundamentalist groups under check."

Mr. Karunanidhi said the State was equipped to tackle instances of hijacking, armed militancy, insurgency and kidnapping of VIPs for ransom.

The Hindu

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