Friday, May 08, 2009

Orissa Govt to take special operation against Maoists to flush out from Malkangiri

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Report by Orissadiary correspondent;

Bhubaneswar: Orissa government spruced up to launch a final assault to root out the growing left wing extremism in the region. On Wednesday state Home Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi informed that a ‘special operation’ would be launched to flush out the ultras from the region.
He also informed that steps were being taken to flush out Maoists from Malkangiri. "We will take the help of Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh for this purpose," he said, indicating that the State Government would make serious efforts to flush out the ultras from Malknagiri.
Padhi further said the police has been successful in its bid to extract secret information from the arrested Maoist leaders about their movements and plans. It may be noted here that the police have already arrested prominent Maoists leaders Udaya and Azad. These two were responsible for carrying out a number of attacks in Orissa.
The state government is also contemplating to strengthen security at various jails, police outposts and armouries in the region. “Fortification process is almost over and we are also contemplating to strengthen security for the various developmental activities like construction of roads and bridges in the area,” Padhi told.
Taking a note of the major Maoist attacks, including the Nayagarh and two other attacks in Malkangiri that saw the death of many cops, the home department is on the process of formulating a plan to minimise casualty rate of the law enforcing personnel.

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