JEYPORE: Security has been beefed up in the bordering areas of the district following intelligence inputs on possibility of a Maoist strike.
Five Maoists including three women armed cadres were shot dead in an encounter with Special Operation Group (SOG) and District Voluntary Force (DVF) on Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border under Padwa police limits on Wednesday.
As per intelligence inputs, the Naxals are planning to revenge the encounter and top ranking cadres of Odisha-AP Special Zonal Committee are camping in the forests bordering Nandapur and Lamtaput. This apart, there are reports on Maoists sneaking into Koraput-Malkangiri border areas.
The police administrations of Koraput, Malkangiri and Rayagada have sounded alarm following the inputs and intensified combing and area domination exercise.