Friday, December 12, 2008

Massive search operation launched in Orissa’s Rayagada

By Our Correspondent
Last updated: 12/11/2008 19:30:44


The injured Jawan in the Maoist attack shifted to medical at Rayagada on Thursday. (Photo: Pramod Sahukar)


Bhubaneswar (Orissa): Security forces manning the Southern Police Range on Thursday launched a massive search operation to nab the fleeing armed militants belonging to the outlawed CPI (Maoists) in leftwing insurgency infected district of Rayagada, about 300 kilometers away from here.

“We have launched the operation after a group of militants while triggering landmine blasts, attacked a police outpost in Muniguda , some 100 kilometers away from the district headquarters,” Deputy Inspector General, SPR, RP Koche told over phone from Berhampur.

A Jawan of the Indian Reserve Battalion was on Thursday critically injured in the blasts and was admitted to Christian Medical Hospital at Bisamkataka where his condition was stated to be critical, he said.

The Maoists put up banners and posters near the police outpost and also attacked a liquor godown, sources said. When policemen reached the outpost, the booby trap left by the rebels in a leaflet exploded,” District Superintendent of Police A.K. Singh informed.

Inspector-in-Charge of Muniguda Police Station Asit Kumar Mohanty has rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation, he added.

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