Malkangiri: Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay visited the new BSF camp in the cutoff area in Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri district on Sunday and reviewed Maoist activities.
The DGP expressed happiness over the setting up of the new camp at Gorasetu and thanked BSF and SOG personnel for their “untiring efforts” for building it. With this, Abhay as DGP visited all security camps in Swabhimaan area of Malkangiri, which has the unenviable tag of being the worst Maoist-hit district of Odisha. Abhay, incidentally, was SP, Malkangiri, in 1993 when Left-wing extremism had not taken deep roots in the region.
Abhay also met tribals who told him about the lack of basic amenities like health and education in their area. He said with the presence of the central forces, developmental activities will begin in the cutoff area of the district.
The DGP later distributed clothes, blankets, school bags and uniforms.
Urging the Left-wing extremists to give up arms and return to the mainstream, the DGP said the state government will ensure their livelihood under the surrender and rehabilitation policy.
Senior officers including Director, Intelligence, R K Sharma; IGP, Operations, Amitabh Thakur; IG, BSF, M S Sharma, and DIG, South-western range, Shefin Ahmed, accompanied the DGP.