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Anti-Maoist drive to be intensified in southern dists: DGP


prakash mishra


Koraput, Aug, 17

Encouraged by the success achieved by security personnel in recent months, Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra today said anti-Maoist operations would be intensified in southern districts comprising Koraput, Rayagada, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur.

“Though we have achieved much success in our anti-Maoist operations in recent times but it will be more intensified in coming days,” Mishra told media persons after reviewing the law and order situation with top CRPF, BSF and Odisha police officials in Koraput.

Though no additional forces are required to intensify anti-Naxalite operations in Koraput, Rayagada, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur districts, certain changes would be made to make the operations more effective, Mishra said.

Referring to Narayanpatna in Koraput district, he said, “Situation in Narayanpatna has improved a lot in the past few months. With our community policing programme, we have been able to strike a chord with the tribals in Narayanpatna. More and more tribals are deserting the Maoist backed Chasi Muliya Adivasi Sangh and cooperating with the administration.”“Out of frustration, the Maoists are executing stray violence,” he added.

The DGP dismissed the alleged spat between the BSF and Odisha police in conducting anti-Naxalite operations as baseless. “There is good coordination between the BSF and the Odisha police while conducting operations. There are no differences between the two forces,” he said. (PTI)