Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday said the government will fight the Maoists through calibrated police action and development of areas affected by the left wing extremism.

Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Chidambaram gave details of the April 6 Maoist attack in which 76 security personnel lost their lives in Chhattisgarh.

He said an inquiry committee instituted to probe the incident will submit its report in two weeks. He said report should be awaited “before arriving at any conclusion”.

The minister said the state governments had the primary responsibility in the fight against Maoists and the central government will provide them required assistance.

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