The security forces have launched fresh operation to throw out the Maoists rebels from the troubled Lalgarh area in West Midnapore district in West Bengal.
The operation carried out jointly by the paramilitary forces and the state police against the rebels enters its ninth day today.
IGP (Law and Order) Raj Kanojia said that six additional companies of the central forces, which are stationed in Goaltore, took the entire forest area of Gaoltore and Pingboni in control.
He said that the government has positioned adequate forces in the area which is nearing the total sanitization of the Maoists from the region.
The IGP said that the West Bengal Government is expecting another four companies of central forces as promised by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram.
The “Operation Lalgarh” is heading steadily, as forces scouring the entire area for landmines and other explosives.
The sources said the operation will continue until normality is restored in the troubled area and a sense of security returns among the people.