Correspondent

VIZIANAGARAM: Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Visakha Range) Jitender has said that the “ideology drama” of CPI (Maoist) is over and tribal youth are unwilling to join the organisation.

Addressing a press conference after inspecting passing out parade of trainee police constables (civil) at Police Training College here on Monday, Mr. Jitender, while describing CPI (Maoists) as a “limp organisation,” said that 90 per cent of the cadres were illiterate and don’t understand ‘Maoism’. As they were now being ill-treated and exploited by a few top cadres were now surrendering before the police. He said that the searches as part of combing operations in tribal hamlets on Andhra-Orissa Border were justified and added that they would not be suspended in the interest of common man.

On series of house-breaking incidents in S.Kota, Cheepurupalli and other mandals in the district, he said that a plan of action was being chalked-out in a fortnight to control the menace.

Earlier, the DIG asked all the 508 cadets who completed training in various disciplines at the PTC to work with dedication and win confidence of the people. Superintendent of Police Vikram Singh Mann and Principal of the college A.V. Nageswara Rao were present.