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Jharkhand: Not a single Naxal attack on police stations in ’15

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Ranchi: For the first time since 2011, there has not been a single Naxalite attack on police stations in Jharkhand so far this year.

And, for the second year in a row, the Maoists could not hold ‘people’s court’ in any part of the state, a police booklet said today. The Left-wing extremists had attacked six times on police stations/outposts/pickets in 2011, eight times in 2012, five times in 2013 and four times in 2014.

But, 2015 till date has been free of such incidents, the booklet informed. It also added that the Maoists failed to hold even a single ‘Jan Adalat’ (people’s court) in 2014 and 2015 as compared to 31 in 2011, 20 in 2012 and 10 in 2013.

Jharkhand — with 20 Left-wing Extremism-affected districts — witnessed a total of 186 Naxal-related incidents this year as against 504 in 2011, 404 in 2012, 349 in 2013 and 231 in 2014, a statement said.

In 2015, till November, there were 45 encounters as against 59 in 2014, 68 in 2013, 51 in 2012 and 63 in 2011, added the booklet.

Altogether, there were 186 Naxal-related incidents this year, again a sharp decline when compared with the previous year’s 231 incidents and 59 encounters, it said. There were a total of 349 incidents in 2013, 404 in 2012 and 504 in 2011, the booklet detailed.

PTI