Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Orissa Police on high alert as Martyrs Week begins

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Report by Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: The C.P.I(Maoist) has kicked off the martyrs week celebration here on Tuesday by triggering two blasts that damaged two mobile towers at Tandapalli and Padmagiri areas under Malkangiri police limits at the early hours today.

While,the damaged mobile tower at Tandapalli belongs to Airtel , the tower at Padmagiri belongs to Reliance communication. With the beginning of the week long celebration,Maoist posters & banners urging the people to join hands with them in their war against the police seems found every where in the district and barring the district headquarter town an atmosphere of fear has prevailed in all most all the places .

Organised in the memory of party founder late Charu Majumdar and their killed comrades,the Maoists have reportedly erected about 70-80 permanent and temporarymartyrs domes in their strong holds of Chitrakonda,Kalimela,Bhejangwada,Motu,M.V-79,Podia,Mathili and Govindpalli to commemorate the celebration.The nearest Martyrs dome has been erected at Kangrukonda some 15 km from the district headquarter town. The Maoist posters put up at the Chitrakonda market area has created much panic among the locals there.

The road communication between Kalimela-Motu was come to halt as the red rebels blocked the road at several places by felling trees.The vehicular traffic between Malkangiri and Jeypore was also affected as very few buses were seems plying on the route despite no road obstruction.

According to reports,many top Maoist cadres have arrived at Malkangiri and are moving from one village to the other to mobilize the support of the villagers to make the celebration sucessful. Keeping the possible Maoist violent activities during the week long celebration,red alert has been sounded in the district and armed and civil police personnel’s have been put on high alert across the district.Police sources here maintained that the cops are ready to prevent any untoward incident during the martyrs week.Police patrolling has further been intensified in the sensitive areas.

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