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TOP COPS VISIT MAOIST-HIT NUAPADA AREAS Friday, 05 June 2015 | PNS | NUAPADA/BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
TOP COPS VISIT MAOIST-HIT NUAPADA AREAS
Friday, 05 June 2015 | PNS | NUAPADA/BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Director General of Police Sanjeev Marik along with IG (Operations) Soumendra Priyadarshi, ADG (Intelligence) Sunil Roy and DIG (Northern Range) Prateek Mahanty visited the Maoist-affected Sunabeda area of Nuapada district on Wednesday to review the situation.
Marik flew to Sunabeda in a helicopter from Bhubaneswar and visited different villages of the plateau on motorcycle and interacted with locals on different issues of the area. He informed that efforts are on to set up a CRPF base camp in Balangir district. He further stated that anti-Maoist operations would be intensified in the western Odisha in better coordination among SPs.
Addressing a Press meet here, the DG said, “The situation has now changed, people have lost faith in Maoists as they are coming in development’s way.”
Earlier at Balangir, Marik told mediapersons that SPs districts like Sonepur, Boudh, Bargarh andNuapada have been specially trained to tackle Maoist challenges in an effective way.
Marik also said the number of Maoists has reduced to a greater extend due to the presence of the forces in the plateau. There is a better coordination between the CRPF and the police force now to face the Red rebels. “Developmental efforts in the affected area will be given a priority. I will discuss with the Government in this regard,” added Marik.