As Deputy Inspector-General of Police of Karimnagar range, Vivek Dube's task is to lead the police rank and file from the front in north Telengana, where the influence of the PWG is considerable. And he considers the Chandrababu Naidu government's decision to reimpose the ban on the PWG and its frontal organisations a moral boost. As many as 54 policemen, including an SP, have died in the past year, in the fight with the Naxals. He outlines his plans to tackle the PWG:
What’s the reason for the spurt in Naxal violence?
Frustration. After the Government reimposed the ban on the PWG, the Naxals retaliated by killing 13 policemen and a civilian in a blast at a police station in Adilabad; then, they attacked villagers of Ramareddy in Nizamabad. All acts of frustration against the government.
Do you think strong police action can counter the PWG?
What brutal force are you talking about? As far as the police is concerned, a crime is a crime. As law enforcers, all we do is register cases under the CrPC and the IPC,...