DGP: Maoists would thrive in small states
The Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police, R.R. Girish Kumar, on Tuesday endorsed fears that Maoists would thrive in smaller states such as the proposed Telangana. He said smaller states would have lesser resources to rely on in times of need.
“It would be difficult for the police to contain Maoist activities in relatively smaller states,” he said at AP Bhavan in New Delhi after taking part in the DGPs’ conference that discussed strategies to contain the growing Maoist activities in the country.
“The whole of last year Maoist activities came down drastically, but recently there has been an increase,” the DGP added, in an indirect reference to the present agitation.
The DGPs’ meet was held in New Delhi in the backdrop of attempts by Maoists to make a comeback in North Telangana. The meeting asked the police to be on alert and also urged other states to emulate the AP model to curb Maoists.