Wednesday, August 29, 2007

ORISSA : Naxal threat looms large on govt staff

Wednesday August 29 2007 08:11 IST
PARLAKHEMUNDI: The Naxals are planning to kidnap a Government employee and then demand the release of their leader S Srinivas, the head of Malkangiri divisional committee-cum- central committee member, if inputs received by the intelligence agencies are any indication.

Srinivas was arrested by Malkangiri police on July 25 in an exchange of fire.

According to sources, recently as per the information gathered by the intelligence agencies the ultras are planning to take a government employee into captivity to seek the release of their leader.

The message has been circulated among all the Naxal-infested districts of the State with the objective of keeping all concerned on alert.

Basing on which, instructions have been issued by the administration here to all the blocks and the field staff of different departments to be careful and cautious while making field visits.

Gajapati SP A N Sinha admitted to have received intelligence inputs in this regard, but said there is nothing to panic as the district police is well prepared to tackle any strategy adopted by the Naxals.

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