Q. Isn\'t it a sign of weakness that many police posts have been removed from Maoist-affected areas?
A. It is not that. The situation is different. Earlier, we could allot only ten policemen to a post, but now police posts have been set up in places where they are likely to be more effective. It is like playing chess. If tomorrow the need arise the post will be moved to another place.
Q. Nowadays Maoists have become very aggressive. Does this mean they have become stronger?
A. There are reports that they have become powerful in areas where the police posts have been removed. But their attacking off-duty policemen does not mean they have become stronger.
Q. But it is said that the Maoists are now ready to announce their base area?
A. I don\'t know what \'base area\' area means. Does establishing a base area mean frightening and threatening unarmed, innocent villagers, and pronouncing death sentences on them?