Saturday, August 15, 2009

Special watch in Naxal prone districts

Security has been tightened in Bhubaneswar ahead of Independence Day
celebration.Express News Service First Published : 15 Aug 2009 10:09:49 AM ISTLast Updated : 15 Aug 2009 12:10:18 PM IST

BHUBANESWAR: With security forces and Left wing extremists engaged in a battle of supremacy in the bordering districts, an alert has been issued on the eve of Independence Day across the State. Police in bordering districts have been asked to keep a watch on destructive elements including the Naxals which may attempt to disrupt the I-Day process.

Special watch has been kept in Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri and Sundargarh.

With the recent violence during the Martyr’s Week followed by police action, possibilities of Naxal action cannot been ruled out, top police sources said.

In fact, three woman cadres were killed in a police encounter on Wednesday which could trigger retaliation.

Meanwhile, a strict vigil has been kept on the State l eve l I-Day function in the ci ty which would be att e n d e d by Chief Minist e r Naveen Patnaik. Multiple tier security with quick reaction and Special Operation Group teams will be in place at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg, venue of the function.

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