This is the first time in history that a Home Minister of the country spent the night with CRPF Cobra Battalion jawans in an internal Naxal-affected camp like Jagdalpur in Bastar region.
Modi Shah direct attack on Naxal
Home Minister in Jagdalpur and Sukma of Chhattisgarh, the bastions of left-wing extremism in the country. Amit Shah has given an open challenge to the Naxalites. For the first time in the history of CRPF, CRPF Rising Day was celebrated in Jagdalpur, a stronghold of Naxalites on 25th March. This is the first time in history that a Home Minister of the country spent the night with CRPF Cobra Battalion jawans in an internal Naxal-affected camp like Jagdalpur in Bastar region.
Not only this, Home Minister Amit Shah, who arrived in Jagdalpur, decided that beyond Jagdalpur, he would visit the CRPF forward post in Sukma, a core area affected by Naxalite extremism, where he would witness the dire conditions. At what pace is the development going on there? Will also review it. In this order, he decided that he would go to the newly built CRPF camp at Potakpalli in Sukma and hold a meeting there.
Potkapalli of Sukma influenced by Naxalites
The Potkapalli area of Sukma is an area affected by left-wing Naxalism, where the CRPF managed to establish its permanent camp last year after several attempts. It witnessed Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to this remote Naxalite belt. We accompanied them on that journey and where it is usually difficult for an ordinary migrant to go. We visited those places and saw the situation there and got information about the development works going on there.
Home Minister Shah Sukam arrived
Potkapalli area of Sukma-Bijapur area, about 225 km from Jagdalpur, is a heavily Naxal-affected area amidst dense forests. Telangana border starts 40/50 km from here. Home Minister Amit Shah reached CRPF’s Potakpalli camp in the dense forests of Sukma after traveling by air for about 45 minutes. How important the construction of this camp is strategically, we can estimate from the fact that Naxalites attacked this camp 10 times in about 1 year.
Potkapalli camp is a nightmare in the eyes of Naxalites
Naxalites consider this camp as a challenge to their existence. Naxalites tried their best to stop its construction, but the camp was built. When the Potkapalli CRPF camp, a night and day haunt of Naxalites in the thick jungles of Chhattisgarh, was completed a year ago, Home Minister Amit Shah promised the officers stationed there through video conferencing that they would definitely visit it.
Commander Hidma, the most senior leader of the Naxalites in the area, tried his best not to allow the Potakpalli camp, but history changed on March 25 and after reaching the camp office, Home Minister Amit Shah met the Union Home Secretary. The CRPF officers posted there met the DM of the district and took stock of the situation there.