Naxal incidents down by 52% in Chhattisgarh in last 5 years


Raipur: The incidents of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) have declined by 52 per cent in Chhattisgarh in the last five years and 589 villages have been freed from clutches of the menace, the state government said on Monday. The Chhattisgarh government’s statement came a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jagdalpur, the headquarters of Bastar district, one of the seven districts in the Naxal-affected Bastar division. The release said the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has been working with the idea of ‘Gadhbo Nava Chhattisgarh’ (creating a new Chhattisgarh) and marching ahead with a three-pronged strategy of trust, security and development.