BSF to intensify anti-Naxal operation

28 September,Bhubaneswar


Border Security Force (BSF) ADG Arun Kumar said here Thursday that anti-Maoist operations will be intensified in cut-off areas of Malkangiri and in Odisha, Chhatisgarh and Andhra Pradesh border.

Kumar said Malkangiri and Naxal infested areas of Odisha sharing border with Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh were the focus areas of the BSF. He said, “We are planning to fill security gaps in cut-off areas of Malkangiri and Tulsi Dongri of Chhattisgarh to cause maximum damage to the red rebels.”

Kumar was here in connection with organizing a half marathon here on October 22 next in memory of martyrs of BSF personnel who have laid down their lives in guarding the territorial integrity and internal security of the country.

The BSF ADG said a meeting of the officers of the security forces would be held soon in Vishakhapatnam to chalk out the strategy.

Meanwhile, two .303 rifles, 484 rounds of live bullets, a hand grenade and two tiffin bombs were seized from a Maoist hideout in Dangteka forest in Sambalpur following a raid conducted on the basis of information. Two days back two Maoists including a woman cadre belonged to Baragarha-Bolangir-Mahasamund Division of the CPI Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire between the red rebels and the security personnel at Salepalli village under Paikmal Police station of Baragarha district on late Tuesday night.

Security personnel also seized an SLR Rifle, two SLR Magazines, 43 rounds of live ammunitions, one .303 rifle, 39 rounds of live ammunitions,more than Rs 20,000 in cash,Maoists literature, photographs of eleven Maoists and some utility articles from the area.

Combing operation is on in the area to flush out the Maoists

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