Odisha DGP, home secretary visit Koraput district, said law and order situation under control
Report by Manoranjan Routray, Koraput: Odisha DGP Prakash Mishra and home secretary Vipin Saxena today visit Koraput district to review law and order situation in the wake of Maoists' killing four BSF personnel in an ambush near Pottangi. Addressing to the media DGP Mishra said law and order situation under control in these districts.
DGP Prakash Mishra and Secretary Vipin Saxena discuss anti-Naxal strategy with collectors and SPs of Koraput, Nabrangpur, Malkangiri and Raygada. During the meeting Operation IG Soumendra Priyadarshi, BSF IG AK Sharma, DIG South-Western Range S Debadata Singh and other senior officials were presented.
Director General of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra said the Maoists blasted a landmine killing four BSF jawans out of frustration as the government did not withdrew the para- military force as per their demand. The maoists hand are tied due to presence of BSF jawans in the area, the DGP claimed.
Focusing on the cut-off area of Malkangiri district where launch service was stalled from August 21 to 30 to the 151 villages in and around Balimela reservoir reportedly for Maoist threat, the DGP said, As three new BSF camps were established in the Chitrakonda area, the Maoists out of frustration halted the launch service expecting that by this we will withdraw forces. However, question of withdrawing forces from Chitrakonda doesnt arise.
It may be noted that earlier in August 30, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed Home Secretary Vipin Kumar Saxsena and Director General of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra to immediately visit Maoist hit Koraput district.