KORAPUT: In the wake of Intelligence inputs about possibility of Maoist attack on the camps of Border Security Force (BSF) in Maoist infested areas, top BSF officials on Wednesday paid a surprise visit to various camps to review security measures at the ground level.
According to reports, security has been tightened after a meeting of top Maoist cadre was recently held in Narayanpatna forest on Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border. Senior Maoist leaders including Ramakrishna, known as RK, discussed a plan to counter the security forces by conducting guerrilla attack on BSF camps in different pockets. They directed top Maoist cadre Prithvi, son of RK, to carry out the attack.
Since then, Intelligence inputs have been alerting the BSF as well as district police administration about the possible attack on BSF camps by Maoists of Odisha-Andhra Pradesh Zonal Committee.
On Wednesday, BSF ADG KK Sharma and DIG RK Sharma along with senior officials visited BSF camps in Lamataput, Machkund and Ankadeli to review security measures and asked the personnel to remain alert. Later, they held a close door meeting with Koraput SP CS Meena. The team would soon submit a report to Ministry of Home Affairs on the activities undertaken by the BSF in the district.
When Maoist activities were at their peak in the district two years back, BSF personnel were posted in Maoist hotbed of Narayanpatna, Bandhugam, Laxmipur, Boipariguda and Lamataput blocks. Due to coordinated efforts of BSF and district police, Maoist activities came down in the district.
About 2,000 Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) activists and 100 Maoists have surrendered. As many as 100 top Maoist cadre have been arrested in the last two years and the efforts by the BSF forced CMAS leader Nachika to give up arms.