Maoist situation very much under control: CRPF DG

Bhubaneswar: Despite decline in Maoist related violence in many areas of the country, situation in some parts of Chhattisgarh remained unchanged, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) director general K Vijay Kumar said on Tuesday.

"Some parts of Chhattisgarh, particularly its southern region, need attention," Vijay Kumar told reporters here after meeting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Stating that the districts like Bastar, Dantewada and some other adjoining areas witness violence, the CRPF DG said the central para-military force jawans were already there to take on the red radicals.

"We are taking steps on how to improve situation in these areas," Kumar said adding that Maoist related situation was very much under control. "Things are much better than in the previous years," he said.

Replying to a question, the CRPF DG said combing operations were going on at different places and at different levels. "Deployment of force was being made keeping in view the situation and it is dynamic," he said.

On the recent spate of surrenders by top Maoists in Orissa and some other parts of the country, the CRPF DG said, "It is a good sign. We do not believe only in killing.

Surrenders and arrests are also important," he said.

Stating that surrender indicated some change in the mindset of the other side (Maoists), he said this also proved maturity of the administration.