Gadchiroli cops offer a comic to raise awareness against Naxalism

Maharashtra Police has launched a comic book under ‘Gadchiroli Files’ which reflects the ground realities of the affected area in the district.

The comic reflects the ground realities of the Naxal-affected area in Gadchiroli. (Representative image)

In a bid to raise awareness about Naxalism, police on Sunday launched a comic strip under “Gadchiroli Files” which reflects the ground realities of the affected area in this eastern district of Maharashtra, an officer said.

Gadchiroli Police Superintendent Ankit Goyal said the comic is mainly based on the theme of the Maoists harassing people and how they try to block development.

“Gadchiroli Police is launching the ‘Gadchiroli Files’ comic strip today. This will attempt to reflect events in the Gadchiroli neighborhood. It will be a creative way to reflect the ground realities of this neighborhood,” Goyal told PTI .

This idea is the brainchild of Goyal.

The comic will be available in Gondi, Marathi and English. It will be posted fortnightly online in social media format, he added.

Last November, at least 27 Maoists, including ultra-senior Milind Teltumbde, were killed in a clash with police in Gadchiroli district, more than 900 km from Mumbai.