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DGP Abhay conducts a review meeting on Anti-Maoist Operations…

Phulbani(Special Opinion)The Director General of Police Shri Abhay IPS today conducted a review meeting on anti-Maoist operations in Kandhamal district.The Odisha DGP was accompanied by Director Intelligence RK Sharma, I G Operations Amitabh Thakur, DIG Satyabrata Bhoi, and DIG SIW, Aniruddh Singh.The senior officials discussed the strategy to counter Maoists menace in the district. SP Vineet Agarwal briefed the senior officials on the preparedness and strategy of district police to combat the Left Wing Extremists (LWEs).Worthwhile to mention that two LWE operatives, a man and a woman were killed during an exchange of fire in Sirla forest under Tumudibandha police limits on Wednesday night.DGP Abhay appealed to the Ultras to surrender with the police and join the mainstream. Thirteen  Maoists had surrendered last year, while this year till this month 19 more have given up arms.The DGP expressed hope that the number of surrenders will increase by the end of the 2020 as the Odisha govt has a generous surrender and rehabilitation policy.DIG Bhoi said the Maoists have been demoralized following intensive combing operations by the security forces.

By Nimai Charan Panda

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