Security Beefed up Ahead of PGA Week in Koraput

Published: 02nd December 2014 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd December 2014 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

KORAPUT: Red alert has been sounded in all Maoist infested areas of the district ahead of People's Guerrilla Army (PGA) Week to be observed by the Maoists from Tuesday.

According to sources, the Koraput-Srikakulam Maoists' Divisional Committee has put up posters and banners across Koraput district asking the people to observe PGA Week from Tuesday.

The posters, which were found in Sunki, Narayanpatna, Bandhugam, Ramgiri, Boipariguda, Lamtaput, Nandapur and Pottangi, also called upon the tribal youths to join the Maoists.

Security has been beefed up in Maoist hotbeds in the district while para-military forces have launched combing operation in the sensitive pockets.

The outfit has demanded tribals' rights over land, water and  jungle, stop on Operation Green Hunt by the armed forces and withdrawal of para-military forces from the tribal areas. As a security measure, vehicles passing through the tribal areas are also checked and armed forces have been posted in bordering pockets.

Police  said the intelligence agencies are in constant touch with their Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh counterparts.

Earlier, intelligence agencies had alerted about possible attacks during the PGA Week in the tribal areas.

Inspector General (South-West range) Yashwant Jethwa reviewed  the security arrangements with the SPs and commandants of para-military forces camping in the tribal region.


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