Kolkata: Irked over failed peace talks with the Maoists, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is mulling a new strategy to take on the Naxals in West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia of Junglemahal. Under the new plan, the government has decided to appoint an IPS officer in each of the police stations in Junglemahal.

According to reports, the West Bengal government has chalked out the strategy towards Joint Security Force in a serious manner in the Naxal-affected regions.

To discourage people from supporting the Naxals and to remove the fear from their minds, the Trinamool Congress MLAs, MPs and leaders are rolling out various yatras at frequent intervals in the Jangalmahal region.

The intelligence agencies are watching the activities of Naxals and are engaged in gathering information on strategies and movement of Maoist leaders in the state.

Banerjee will yet again tour Junglemahal area (Purulia and Bankura) from November 11 and sources say that if talks between mediators and Naxals take place, the CM will welcome it.

However, if the talks fail, it is expected that she will review the ground realities and can give nod for punitive action.

Giving stern warning to Maoists on Friday, she said, “It has become impossible to tolerate their activities. I appeal to the people of Junglemahal that they should form Gram Raksha Dal and confront Maoists.”

JPN/Bureau