New Delhi: Expressing wrath over failure of the anti-Naxal operations in BJP ruled Jharkhand, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday blamed the Jharkhand government for not being serious in controlling the escalating rate of naxal activities in the state.

In a letter to Chief Minister Arjun Munda, the Union Minister termed the anti-naxal operations in the state a ‘big failure’ and held the lackadaisical approach of the state government responsible for making Jharkhand the most naxal hit state in 2011.

"Anti-Naxal operations that ran last year have been unfortunately ineffective. No serious effort appears to have been made by the state government to launch a counter offensive when security forces personnel were killed by the CPI (Maoist)," he asserted in the letter.

Extending all possible assistance from the Centre to the state in tackling the menace of naxalism, Chidambaram said, “The Chief Minister must keep a close watch on the progress of the anti-naxal movement. Besides, the state should morally boost the police and other security personnel so that they stand united against the biggest threat of the country.”

Slamming the extremist organisations under CPI (Maoist) running in the state, Chidambaram said that the propaganda by these organistions against the government run campaigns like Jharkhand Bachao Andolan and Operation Green Hunt is very disastrous for the success of these operations and will lead to the spread of disbelief against the government.

The letter further stated that according to the intelligence reports top leaders of CPI (Maoist) are very active in the state from a long time.

The Union Minister told the chief minister that the alarming rise in the number of ‘Jan Adalats’ led to the growth of Maoist activities here. 
As per the reports there is two-fold increase in Jan Adalats last year as compared to 2010 figures. In 2011, as many as 53 Jan Adalats were active here while it was just 25 in 2010.

“Through these Jan Adalats, the extremists have created a wave of terror amongst the people by publicly punishing those who disobey their summons in the state,” he said, while adding, “This is further leading to the growth of naxalism in the state and the state government must restrict the emergence of the so called people’s court here.”

JPN/Bureau