Monday, December 14, 2009

Villagers in Orissa demand security from Maoist menace

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Sundargarh: People of five villages under K Balang police station in Sundargarh districts on Saturday blocked the National Highway -215 demanding police protection from the Maoist menace.

It may be mentioned that about 15 to 20 armed Maoists barged into Mahupadar village on Thursday night and allegedly abducted one Harekrushna Singh (45) on the suspicion of being police informer. After thrashing him and ascertaining that he was not a police informer he was released and given Rs 300 and some medicines.

The guerillas also threatened the villagers that anyone helping the police would be killed.
The villagers took shelter in the K Balang UP School and were served food. After the district administration assured them of protection the blockade was called off. As some villagers suspected that six to eight landmines was planted near Jharbeda by the rebels, eight platoons of Special Operation Group and CRPF personnel were deployed to give security to the villagers and launch combing operations.

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