Talking to reporters here, he said the Supreme court judgment in the Godavarman case, which in his words was against the ground realities and prevailing conditions in the forests, led to the displacement of a large number of tribals forcing them to join Maoist groups. "If the court had exhibited restraint and gone according to ground realities today situation in the forests would have been totally different," he said, adding that even the new Supreme Court CJ had raised the point.
Even as Maoists unleashed yet another carnage in Dantewada, the Army on Monday proposed the setting up of a separate counter-Naxalism training establishment to help central and state police forces. "The Army has already trained 46,343 personnel from central police forces like CRPF for anti-Naxal operations. A dedicated training establishment will take this process forward in a cohesive way,'' said a senior Army officer.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday said the Naxal attack that killed over 30 people in Dantewada District showed their desperation. Addressing the media after the attack on civilians by the Maoists, the State CM condemned the incident. He said the Maoists, who were losing support base, acted desperately.