JEYPORE: Combing operation has been intensified in Machkund area bordering Odisha and Andhra Pradesh of Koraput district after police recovered the body of a ganja trader in Jalapur on Thursday.
Four suspected Maoists shot trader Jayaram Pangi dead near Jalaput village on Wednesday night and left behind a letter near the body which read that he was punished for his involvement in ganja smuggling and other anti-social activities.
On Thursday, police seized the body and said that Pangi belonged to Singrai village under Chitrakonda police limits and was involved in ganja smuggling.
Paper Mill Production Stopped
Paper production at Sewa Paper Mill in Gaganapur has been stopped for the last two days due to funds crunch. At least 1,600 regular and contractual employees are working in the plant.
The crisis began two months ago when the management stopped production citing repair of the production units for a week. Later, as the local employees’ union pressurised, the management reopened the plant. The issue of funds crunch surfaced last month. Sources said the company is running short of Rs.50 crore, which includes salaries, purchase cost of raw materials and government dues. This is why the management decided to close the plant.