19 districts in State Maoist prone, says Naveen

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday informed the Assembly that 19 of the 30 districts of Odisha are Maoist prone.

Published: 06th December 2016 02:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2016 05:21 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday informed the Assembly that 19 of the 30 districts of Odisha are Maoist prone.

In a written reply to a question from Kailash Kulesika (Congress), the CM said 45 Maoists have been killed and 80 arrested in 55 encounters since 2015 till November this year. Besides, five BSF jawans among seven security personnel have been killed during encounter with Maoists during the period, he said.
Naveen said during the period, 94 Maoists have surrendered of which 44 were rehabilitated under the surrender rehabilitation policy.

In a written reply to a question from Tara Prasad Bahinipati (Congress), the CM, however, said there has been a progressive decline in the overall Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in Odisha. During the year till November 15, 2016, 57 cases of LWE-related violence have taken place in Odisha in which 17 innocent people died.
As many as 39 Maoists have been killed in police action during the period, he said and added that adequate and effective steps are being taken to combat LWE in the State.

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