Naxals are continuously fine-tuning their tactics and strategies to maintain their relevance in Sukma districts of Chhattisgarh. Today, a Naxals group has installed scores of effigies and dummy guns in the forest area to misguide and confuse the security forces about their existence in the area.
The security personnel has recovered IED (Improvised Explosive Device) weight 7 km near one of the effigies. Immediately they have buried the IED under the mud and connected with a power source, which was at 2 meters distance. Later, the IED was defused by the CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) personnel.
150th Battalion Commandant of CRPF, Dharmendra Singh report source that “When our forces went for area domination, they found three effigies installed in the region. These effigies also had dummy weapons made of wood which looked real.”
Mr. Singh continued, “Our forces first thought that Naxals are present in the area and immediately cordoned off the area. It is a new strategy adopted by the Naxals to confuse the forces and to create panic among them.”
“Naxals feel that security forces will start firing the effigies in confusion and they can attack our forces from behind. This strategy can also be used to scare our jawans during night operations,” added Mr. Singh.
Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district is popular as the hotbed of Naxals, with attacks and encounter taking place in the area or near to the area on weekly basis.
Earlier this week, over 10 Naxals were shot dead by security personnel in an encounter, while one District Reserve Guard personnel has also sustained wounds in the cross-firing.