Spurt in Maoist violence likely

Published: 19th July 2013 12:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2013 12:59 PM   |  A+A-

Additional armed personnel have been deputed to Kumbariput in Maoist hit Narayanpatna area on Thursday following murder of a contractor by Maoists.

Sources said Maoists had gunned down the contractor, Balaram Dalai, who was staying away from his Kumbariput village for quite sometime. Over 2,000 armed personnel are camping in Narayanpatna and Bandhguma. As soon as the news of Dalai’s murder reached police headquarters, armed police were sent to the spot to launch combing operation in the area. Senior police officials including Koraput DIG, SP took stock of the situation on Thursday. 

Dalai’s murder has again challenged police who have been on a manhunt in the two pockets and had been successful on a number of occasions in last three months. Meanwhile, intelligence agencies have alerted that hundreds of Maoists are camping in Narayanpatna jungle and may resort to violent incidents on Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border.


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