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W ODISHA SAFE HAVEN FOR TERROR OUTFITS Thursday, 09 April 2015 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar 1
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The Sunabeda SanCtuary forest area, AND forest of gandhmardarn, in Western Orissa, OFFERS a safe hide out for NAXALs. According to reports,Whenever the neighbouring state Chaatishgarh stepped up its AntiNaxal operations,the naxal comes/escape to Sunabeda Sanctuary in Nuapada district in Odisha which offerthem a safe hide out .From there they spead to other parts .Nowcomes the report that laxity inintelligence collection is also providingsafe hideoutto terror outfit.
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W ODISHA SAFE HAVEN FOR TERROR OUTFITS
Thursday, 09 April 2015 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar
Even though the Odisha Police claim to have succeeded in anti-Maoist operations and to be giving Maoist-fight tips to their counterparts in other States, the reported presence of sleeper cells of terror outfits in some parts of western Odisha tell a different story.
This revelation came to the fore after the chilling police encounter in Nalgonda district in Telangana on Saturday in which two members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and two policemen were killed.
According to police, the two suspected SIMI operatives were involved in dacoity on the Dhanbad-Alleppey Express near Kesinga Railway station in Kalahandi district on February 15 this year and robbery of Rs1.25 lakh from Jharsuguda Gramya bank on December 23, 2013.
They were a part of a 15-17 member gang of which around 8-10 belong to western Odisha. The slain duo was part of a group of seven under-trials, who had escaped from Khandwa jail in Madhya Pradesh in 2013, according to reports.
It may be mentioned here that a Madhya Pradesh ATS team searched several places in Sambalpur and Jharsuguda in December 2013 with the help of local police in its hunt for these absconding SIMI men and found some money. But the accused had already fled the area by then.
However, DGP Sanjeev Marik on Wednesday asserted at a national-level meeting here that there is no presence of SIMIs in Odisha.
It may be recalled that in January this year, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) had issued an alert to Odisha on possible terror attack on vital installations and religious places in the State. All 30 districts of the State were put on high alert after intelligence agencies warned of attacks by Pakistan-based militant group Indian Mujahideen.
Highly placed sources said the gang has been operating in this part of the State since 2000 and had abducted a Rourkela-based businessman for ransom in 2000-01. The businessman was released after his family coughed up a hefty sum.
Taking advantage of the laxity in the intelligence system and loopholes in the security apparatus, western Odisha has turned a safe haven for these terror operatives.