Maoist Posters Found
Maoist posters were found in Parshali village under Kalyansinghpur police limits on Saturday. The posters were found on the walls of Dongria Kondh Development Agency office and Panchayat office of Parshali. Through the posters, Maoists threatened villagers of dire consequences if they worked as police informers. They threatened that anyone passing information about Maoists to police would meet the fate of Shyamo Kadraka, a Dongria Kondh youth who was killed by the ultras in Nirigundi village on Thursday.
Raid on Grocery Godown
Officials of the Commercial Tax department on Saturday raided a grocery godown and shop at Badapatasundarpur Haat under Kantapada block. The raiding team found huge quantity of grocery items stored inside the godown and the shop was running without any registration. The officials also found no supporting documents in respect of purchase and sale of such huge quantity of grocery items. Investigation is on.
ASI Caught Taking Bribe
The ASI (in-charge) of 42 Mauza Police Outpost Rama Chandra Behera was caught red-handed by Vigilance sleuths while accepting a bribe of `10,000 from one Bhima Debata of Jhinkiria Bramhapur. Acting on the complaint filed by Debata, Vigilance sleuths laid a trap and caught Behera while he was accepting the money in his house at Dadhibamanpur. He has been arrested.
Koraput Collector V J Kumar on Saturday assured truckers of Sunabeda and Damanjodi to look into their longstanding demands soon. Truck unions of both the areas have been at loggerheads over transportation of materials from Nalco at Damanjodi and HAL in Sunabeda.
Home Guard Commits Suicide
A home guard Ramesh Behera allegedly committed suicide here on Saturday. Sources said, he was attached to Koraput Sadar police station and had hanged himself at his residence on Friday night after a domestic quarrel. Koraput town police has registered an unnatural death case and is probing into the incident.
FIR Filed in Minor’s Torture Case
Members of Maa Ghara, an organisation working for the cause of women and children, filed an FIR in Nabarangpur police station on Saturday in connection with the torture of a minor girl. The girl, Yangyaseni alias Barsha, alleged that she was beaten up severely on several occasions and packed up in gunny bags by her uncle Bitu Mallick. The matter had come to light on Wednesday when the girl told her teachers at the Project Upper Primary school in Bhatisalguda here about her ordeal.
BDO Office Gheraoed
Villagers of Godapali, Sindurapali, Biriguda and Khairputi on Saturday gheraoed the BDO office at Dharakote demanding identification of genuine NFSA beneficiaries. They alleged that names of many genuine beneficiaries have been removed from the list. The agitators were pacified when BDO Pradeep Kumar Nayak assured them of starting a survey in this regard soon.
Sumitra Swain of BJD was elected as Sarpanch of Aaitipur panchayat. She defeated her rival, Kabita Panigrahy, by 129 votes. A total of 2,052 votes were cast in the election that was held on Friday. The results were announced on Saturday.