Naxalites killed in encounter in Ranchi



Naxalites killed in encounter in Ranchi 
04 LWE cadres including 01 woman were killed during an encounter between Left Wing Extremists (LWEs) and Security Forces (SFs) on intervening night of 18-19.02.2016 at Nawadih, close to Ghagrabeda, under Bundu police station of Ranchi district in Jharkhand. The details of security forces (SFs) personnel killed and LWE cadres killed in encounters in the country during last three years and in the current year (upto 29th February) are given below:


Year
No. of
encounters
SFs personnel killed
LWE cadres
killed
2013
218
22
99
2014
221
7
60
2015
247
25
89
2016 (upto 29th February)
75
0
50
            In order to bring Left Wing Extremists into the mainstream, the State Governments have their own surrender and rehabilitation policies. In order to supplement the efforts of the State Governments, the Central Government reimburses the expenditure incurred by the State Governments on rehabilitation of surrendered Left Wing Extremists under the Security Related Expenditure (SRE) Scheme for Left Wing Extremism affected States in terms of its own revised guidelines effective from 01.04.2013.  As per the revised guidelines, the Central Government provides reimbursement of expenditure incurred on the grant for surrendered LWE cadres subject to ceiling of Rs. 2.5 lakh for a higher ranked LWE cadre and Rs. 1.5 lakh for a middle / lower ranked LWE cadre. The additional incentives given for surrender of weapons/ammunition is also reimbursed which ranges from Rs. 10 to Rs. 35000 per weapon depending on type of weapon surrendered from detonator to Light Machine Gun, Rocket Launcher etc. In addition, the monthly stipend of upto Rs. 4000 per month is paid for a maximum period of 36 months to the surrenderee.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in written reply to a question by Shri Vishambhar Prasad Nishad and Smt. Kanak Lata Singh in the Rajya Sabha today.


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Advanced arms and ammunition to security forces to fight terrorists 
The Central and State Security Forces and Intelligence agencies are well equipped with modern resources and equipments. The Central Government is assisting the States in this regard through schemes like Modernization of Police Forces (MPF) Scheme, Security Related Expenditure Scheme (SRE) and Modernisation Plan-II for CAPFs.

Under the MPF scheme, assistance is being provided under the components Mobility, Weaponry, Communication Systems, Training, Forensic Science Laboratory etc. All the forces have at one time or the other drawn resources from the Central Scheme of Modernization of Police Forces. At present, with higher devolution of finances to the States consequent to the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission, the States are well placed to draw from their own resources for upgradation of anti-terror forces. Under the Modernisation Plan-II, the CAPFs are being provided superior arms and ammunition, modern equipment, efficient transport vehicles, state of art communication, surveillance and border guarding systems etc.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in written reply to a question by Shri Darshan Singh Yadav, Shri P.Bhattacharya and Shri K.C. Tyagi in the Rajya Sabha today. 
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Video conferencing of David Headley 
David Coleman Headley, an accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, on being produced before the Competent Court on 10.12.2015, through VTC from USA, had expressed a desire to become approver in the said case, provided he is granted pardon by the Court. The Court of competent jurisdiction in Mumbai had tendered pardon under Section 307 of the Criminal Procedure Code 1973 to David Coleman Headley on the condition that he will make factual and true disclosure of the entire criminal conspiracy behind the 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack, which was accepted by Headley. Thereafter, Headley was examined by the prosecution as a witness in the trial case relating to 26/11 Mumbai terror attack through Video Conferencing from USA. The matter is still pending in the Court and the decision on sharing Headley’s disclosures with Pakistan will be taken at the appropriate time.

The case relating to Mumbai Terror Attack was investigated by the Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan. The trial against the accused in this case is going on at a slow pace and an important accused in the case, Zaki-Ur-Rehaman Lakvi is out on bail.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in written reply to a question by Shri Vishambhar Prasad Nishad and Smt. Kanak Lata Singh in the Rajya Sabha today. 
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Publishing of caste-wise data 
The Government has constituted an Expert Group under the Chairmanship of Shri Arvind Panagariya, Vice-Chairman, NITI AAYOG to classify and categorize caste returns. The Expert Group is serviced by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment. The Group will associate experts belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Minorities including consultations with the concerned Ministries/Departments.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in written reply to a question by Shri V. Hanumantha Rao in the Rajya Sabha today. 
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Policy of classifying documents 
The documents are classified as ‘secret’, ‘top secret’ and ‘confidential’ as per “Manual of Departmental Security Instructions, 1994”. Various factors such as national security, national interest and potentiality to embarrass the government in its functioning are taken into consideration at the time of security classification of the documents as Top Secret, Secret and Confidential.

Some of the recommendations received from the committee constituted by the Central Information Commission have been accepted by the Government and accordingly public authorities have been requested through an O.M. No. 1/34/2013-IR dated 29th June, 2015 to follow such recommendations.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in written reply to a question by Shri Salim Ansari in the Rajya Sabha today. 
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Policy to compensate rape victims 
The Government of India has set up a Central Victim Compensation Fund under the Ministry of Home Affairs for assisting & supporting Victim Compensation Schemes of States/Union Territories with an initial corpus of Rs. 200.00 crore under the “Nirbhaya Fund”. The Scheme shall give matching support to States/UTs for victims compensated on various grounds such as loss and death with respect to acid attack, rape, human trafficking, physical abuse of children, women victims of cross-border firing suffering permanent or partial disability or death etc. The key features including aims and objectives of Central Victim Compensation Fund (CVCF) are given below:

i. to support and supplement the existing Victim Compensation Schemes notified by States/UT Administrations,

ii. to reduce disparity in quantum of compensation amount notified by different States/UTs for victims of similar crimes, and

iii. to encourage States/UTs to effectively implement the Victim Compensation Scheme (VCS) notified by them under the provisions of Section 357A of Cr.P.C. and continue financial support to victims of various crime especially sexual offences including rape, acid attacks, crime against children, human trafficking etc. including women victims of cross border firing.

2. The guidelines of the Central Victim Compensation Fund (CVCF) Scheme have been circulated among all the States/UTs and are available at the website of Ministry of Home Affairs viz http://mha.nic.in

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in written reply to a question by Dr. Kanwar Deep Singh in the Rajya Sabha today. 
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Relief and rehabilitation fund and assistance to victims of Uttarakhand floods 
The State Governments concerned are primarily responsible for undertaking necessary relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction measures in the wake of natural disasters including flood. The Government of India supplements the efforts of the State Governments by providing financial and logistics support, as and when necessary.

In order to support the affected people of Uttarakhand, the Government of India released an amount of Rs. 145 crore from SDRF to the State on 20.06.13 to enable relief and restoration works. In addition, the GOI has released an amount of Rs. 546.306 crore from the NDRF to the State Government for management of relief necessitated by notified natural disasters in the affected areas during 2013.

Regarding rehabilitation of people, who are affected by the natural calamities including flood, this has to be undertaken by the concerned State Government from its own resources/ Plan funds and in accordance with the rehabilitation policy of the State. The State Government through its established channels of administration monitors progress of the rehabilitation projects and construction work including supervision of project completion timelines. Information on completion of rehabilitation and reconstruction work is not maintained centrally.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in written reply to a question by Smt. Jaya Bachchan in the Rajya Sabha today. 
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Compensation to fishermen affected due to Hudhud cyclone 
The primary responsibility for disaster management rests with the States. The concerned State Governments undertake relief operations in the wake of natural disasters including cyclone from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) already placed at their disposal in accordance with the GOI approved items & norms of assistance. The Government of India supplements their efforts by providing assistance from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) by following the laid down procedure.

Information on compensation and institutional credit provided to fishermen/ owners of damaged boats is not maintained by this Ministry centrally, since the execution of relief activities on the ground is the responsibility of the State concerned.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in written reply to a question by Shri C.M. Ramesh in the Rajya Sabha today. 


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