Bhubaneswar, Sep 5
Following the recent spurt in Maoist activities in the state’s western districts bordering Chhattisgarh, the state government on Wednesday sanctioned up gradation of eight outposts to police stations in four western districts.
According to official sources, the outposts are- Lathor and Larambha (Bolangir), Dharambandha, Lakhana, Beltukuri (Nuapada), Jagdalpur (Bargarh), Bijepur and Ambapani (Kalahandi).
The state government has also sanctioned 313 new posts to enhance the strength of 15 police stations in these districts. Out of the 15 police stations, six are in Nuapada and the others Thuamul-Rampur (Kalahandi), Khaprakhol, Turekela (Bolangir), Ambabhana, Padampur, Paikamal, Jharbandh and Buden (Bargarh).
In another development, a range conference was held at the Police headquarters at Cuttack on Wednesday.
The meeting deliberated on issues such as crime, with special emphasis on women related incidents, law and order, left wing extremism and the ensuing urban local body (ULB) polls.
The meeting chaired by DGP Prakash Mishra was attended among others by Special DG Sanjib Marik, ADG (Crime Branch) BK Sharma, ADG (HRPC) Sunil Roy, ADG (Intelligence) Abhay, IG (law and order) Binayananda Jha and, IG and DIGs of nine ranges.