Odisha Police To Intensify Anti-Maoist Operation: DGP

Malkangiri: Director General of Police (DGP) RP Sharma on Tuesday said that the Odisha Police will intensify anti-Maoist operations in the left-wing extremism (LWE) districts of the state very soon.

Talking to mediapersons after presiding over a high-level review meeting at the district police headquarters in Malkangiri, he said that the developmental activities in the Maoist-infested districts would be taken up very soon.

Referring to the encounter between the security personnel and the Maoists inside the forest near Papluru village in the cut-off areas of Chitrakonda block in the district in the night on October 4, Sharma said that this is one of the best operations carried out by the State Police so far.

Among others, Additional Director General (ADG), Operation, RP Koche, Inspector General (IG), Intelligence, Ghanashyam Upadhyay, SOG Commandant Anirudh Singh and Malkangiri SP Jagmohan Meena were present at the meeting.

Meanwhile, the police on Tuesday identified the bodies of the two cadre Maoists killed in the encounter. They are Padalama Hantala and Sundaray Hantala of Sindurapalli village under Kalimela police limits of Malkangiri district.

Police on Monday had identified the bodies of the three other cadre Maoists as Unga Sodhi and Mase Madhi alias Sunni of Rajelkonda village under Kalimela police limits in Malkangiri district and Seema Kendruka alias Rupri alias Sushila of Balipeta village under Narayanpatna police limits in Koraput district.



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