The central government of India, under the leadership of ultra-reactionary Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has set up and financed paramilitary groups operating in Bastar district in Chhattisgarh state. The information was published by the blog Correo Vermello.

These groups are mostly commanded by big bourgeois, police and landowners, and their aim is to fight the guerrillas of the People's Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA), led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist). The same groups are also known for attacking and looting villages.

The Indian government's strategy is to play "mass against mass" because peasants are often recruited into the force to join these paramilitary groups under various types of threats and pressure.

Some of these groups are known by the names "Danteshwari Tigers Unit" and also the "Bastariya Battalion", which was trained by the Central Reserve Police Force itself in Ambikapur, in the district of Surguja in Chhattisgarh.

In response to bloodshed, at the end of April and beginning of May, at least sixteen paramilitaries were executed by the Maoists in a bomb attack in Gadchiroli district in the western state of Maharashtra. The CPI (Maoist) has destroyed several of these paramilitary groups and denounces to the people the danger they pose to the revolution.