STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

CM announces cash reward for Balangir, Kandhamal Police

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced an award of `10 lakh each for Balangir Police and Kandhamal Police for successful anti-Maoist operations in which top cadres were gunned down by security forces.

Published: 19th May 2018 03:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th May 2018 07:27 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR:Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced an award of `10 lakh each for Balangir Police and Kandhamal Police for successful anti-Maoist operations in which top cadres were gunned down by security forces.

“Chief Minister appreciated Odisha Police and congratulated Balangir SP and Kandhamal SP for conducting successful anti-Maoist operations in the two districts recently. The Chief Minister also announced that apart from the prescribed rewards, `10 lakh each will be given to district police. This has motivated the security forces conducting anti-Maoist operations,” DGP Dr RP Sharma said while addressing mediapersons on Friday.

Balangir SP K Siva Subramani and Kandhamal SP Prateek Singh, who were present at DGP’s camp office in the Capital, stated that they were motivated after meeting the Chief Minister and the teams of the two districts would try to accomplish better results in the future. The security forces had gunned down seven Left Wing Extremists in two separate operations at Balangir and Kandhamal districts recently. Dr Sharma also informed that a joint operation was launched by Odisha Special Operation Group (SOG) and Andhra Pradesh Greyhounds in the cut-off region of Malkangiri district.

“On Thursday night, there was an exchange of fire between the security forces and the Left Wing Extremists. In the exchange of fire, one extremist was gunned down. The security forces have recovered one self loading rifle (SLR), one 303 rifle and other articles from the spot,” the DGP said.Border Security Force (BSF) also extended support to the security forces for carrying out the anti-Maoist operation.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp