New Delhi: In a measure to fend off surging red-terror activities in the country, the Central government has decided to open 20 schools in the Naxal-hit areas, which will enable police personnel to make concrete strategy to tackle the menace of Maoists. Under this programme, Jharkhand and Bihar each would have four such schools.

The Centre has already released funds for constructing three such schools to the respective state governments. Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Assam would also have such schools.

The Centre has also given green signal for the appointment of 13,566 special police officers in the Naxal-affected states. They will huddle with local cops in order to make strategy to fight the Maoist terror.

The locals having a good geographical knowledge about the state would be given preference in selection of the special police force.

JPN/Bureau