Thursday, June 04, 2009

Maoists blow up police outpost in Orissa

Malkangiri, May 31 (PTI) In a major attack, Maoists blew up a police outpost at Mahupadar in this Orissa district adjoining Chhattisgarh, police said today.
A large number of ultras, including women, stormed into the outpost in Mathili area, about 70 km from here, late last night and drove away the lone constable present there at gun point, SP Satyabrata Bhoi said.

Soon after the constable fled the scene, the Maoists blew up the outpost and also set afire three motorcycles parked near the building before disappearing in the nearby forest, he said.

According to locals, the ultras raised slogans in favour of CPI-Maoist, police said.

Additional police force was rushed to the area and combing operation and intensive patrolling launched to trace the ultras.

The attack came barely two days after Maoists gunned down a contractor in Chitrakonda area. PTI

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