Nandigram, West Bengal: Women CRPF personnel were today deployed in the interior areas of trouble-torn Nandigram to instill confidence among the women and children of the area.
DIG (Operation), CRPF, Alok Raj told PTI that a mahila company would fan out to different villages of interior Nandigram during the day and hold route marches.
Seema, the commanding officer of the company, said “we will be working according to the orders of the DIG.”
Women and children at the Bhoomi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee relief camp here have been seeking deployment of the mahila company as they were fearing sexual harassment and torture.
Asked about the relocation of CRPF camps as instructed by the West Bengal Director General of Police, Raj said “We will be able to relocate only after the basic infrastructure is provided in the new places. Till then we will be operating from where we are now.”
“I have asked the East Midnapore police superintendent to provide infrastructure like drinking water, generators, and tents as the new places where we have to relocate our camps do not have pucca buildings,” he added.
The CRPF was deployed about a week ago in Nandigram after its “recapture” by the CPI-M and the instruction to relocate its camps was given yesterday.