DGP Rashmi Shukla visits remote areas, talks with villagers, police officials.

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Ms. Rashmi shukla being briefed about weapons as Mr. Shirish Jain, Sandeep Patil, Ankit Goyal, Nilotpal and others look on.

Gadchiroli Feb. 17 (District Correspondent) The Director General of Police Rashmi Shukla today visited Gardewada and Wangeturi Police Relief Centres situated in remote, tribal areas of the district which were the naxal strongholds earlier and interacted with the villagers and the police officials.

This was the first visit of the police officer to the district after taking the reins of the post of DGP, Maharashtra.

Ms. Shukla addressed the public awareness camp at Gardewada during this visit and expressed her determination to bring the naxalism in the state to an end with the cooperation of the people. She appreciated the Gadchiroli Police saying the Gadchiroli police have taken another step forward in the fight against Naxalites by setting up a police assistance centers in a day in remote Gardewada and Wangeturi villages.

Police jawans have reached the area which was once dominated by Naxalites and their activities. This will help in eliminating the naxal movement in the district, she hoped.

Speaking further at the public awareness meeting Ms. Shukla said that it is necessary to increase education in this area. The President of the country also comes from the tribal community, she pointed out adding that she has reached up to the highest position of the country only on the strength of higher education.

The areas of the district were far backward and away from the mainstream of development due to Naxal activities. The villagers were living under the grip of fear, but now the police have set up relief centres here and freed the citizens from fear. Through these police centres, the government has started reaching out to the tribals and the villagers. The initiative like ‘Dadalora Khidki’, has also been started for the tribal people in remote areas and the people have been getting the benefit of various government schemes, Ms. Shukla also pointed out.

We will end Naxalism with the cooperation of the people, she declared. Se interacted with the citizens and students present on this occasion and understood their problems. The officer also talked to the police jawans on duty during the visit and asked about their difficulties.

Various utility materials and documents like Ayushman Bharat Card, Abha Card, E-Shram Card and other government documents, spray pump, large cooking utensils, mosquito nets, blankets, lower-t-shirts, large bulbs, sarees and footwears for women, also bicycles, pens, notebooks, crickets’ kits, volleyballs and nets, clothes, compasses, chocolates, biscuits etc were distributed to the students.

She sought the information about the weapons, drones and various types of war tactics used by the Gadchiroli Police in the anti-Maoist campaign along with the BDDS (Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad).

Ms. Shukla also paid a visit to Surjagad police centre and inaugurated the official’s residence and dining room there. She enhanced the morale of C-60 personnel at Pranhita Police Headquarters at Aheri and interacted with the jawans. Trainee Barracks at CTC (Commando Training Centre), Tactical Firing Range Control Room and Firebutt no. 01 Renovation Inauguration Ceremony was also performed by her during the visit.

Earlier Ms. Shukla paid tributes to the martyred jawans by offering wreaths at the Martyr’s Memorial at the SP office Gadchiroli and visited the Shouryasthal situated in the premises of the SP office.

During this tour, Ms. Rashmi Shukla was accompanied by Commissioner of State Intelligence Department Shirish Jain, Special Inspector General of Police Anti-Naxal Campaign Sandeep Patil, Deputy Inspector General of Police Gadchiroli Range Ankit Goyal, Superintendent of Police Nilotpal, Additional Superintendent of Police Aheri M. Ramesh, Sub-Divisional Police Officer Yogesh Ranjankar and other police officers.





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