KalingaTV News Network
Bhubaneswar: In view of the increasing Maoist violence in seven states of Eastern India – Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar, an Eastern Regional Co-ordination meeting between the respective Director General of Police (DGPs) is being held at state Police Bhawan here on Saturday.
DGPs – R.P Sharma (Odisha), A.N Upadhyay (Chhattisgarh), K S Dwivedi (Bihar), Virendra (West Bengal), D K Pandey (Jharkhand), M Mahender Reddy (Telangana) and M. Malakondaiah (Andhra Pradesh) – Senior Security Advisor in Union Ministry of Home Affairs K Vijay Kumar, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) DG Deepak Mishra, Special BSF DG Arun Kumar and SPs of the Maoist-hit districts of Odisha are attending the meeting.
The crucial meeting is likely to discuss joint operations, coordination among security forces, sharing of intelligence inputs and adherence to Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and strategies to combat the Maoist menace effectively.
While Maoist violence have declined in Odisha recently, the red rebels have been killing security personnel and locals in different places of Chhattisgarh.