In recent years, the police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have launched a series of robust anti-Maoist operations in Jharkhand, particularly in the lead-up to elections. These operations are strategically aimed at neutralizing the Maoist threat and ensuring peaceful polling processes.
One of the noteworthy operations, code-named ‘More,’ unfolded in the dense jungles of Jhumra Hills within the Gomia block of Bokaro district back in 2012. During this operation, security forces made significant seizures, recovering a cache of arms, explosives, and landmines from Maoist hideouts. This operation showcased the government’s commitment to maintaining law and order.
Another pivotal operation was meticulously planned in October 2014, involving the combined efforts of the CRPF, CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action), Jharkhand Jaguar, and the state police. Intelligence inputs had alerted the authorities to Maoist plans of launching attacks on security personnel during the elections. The operation’s scope encompassed sensitive regions across Ranchi, Giridih, Latehar, and Bokaro districts, underlining the strategic importance of maintaining security during the electoral process.
In March 2012, the police and the CRPF initiated an anti-extremist operation within the forested terrain near the Ghurabanda police station, bordering Odisha. While this operation was unrelated to the MLA hostage crisis in Odisha, it exemplified routine actions undertaken to counter the Communist Party of India (Maoist) insurgency in the region.
These sustained efforts reflect the government’s commitment to safeguarding the democratic process and ensuring the safety of its citizens. As the security apparatus remains vigilant, the objective remains clear: to maintain peace, security, and uphold the democratic values that define the nation.
Stay tuned for further updates on Jharkhand’s evolving security landscape and the continued efforts to combat extremism in the region.