Security tightened as Maoist Martyrs’ Week begins; red posters surface

Kalinga TV News Network

Phulbani: While the government has tightened security in all red-infested districts in Odisha in view of the Martyrs’ Week observation which started today, the Maoists also put up posters and banners at different places and urged people to join the movement.

In a preventive measure, buses plying in at least 27 routes via Jeypore in Koraput district were cancelled by the administration to keep untoward incidents at bay during the Martyrs’ Week. In addition police check posts have also been put up at all key entrance points into Koraput district. Vehicles entering into Koraput from outside are being frisked.

On the other hand braving all security arrangements by police, red poster and banner again surfaced in Niyamgiri area in Rayagada along with Baliguda area in Kandhamal distircts this morning.

Red-posters released by Bansadhara-Ghumusar-Nagavali (BGN) division of CPI (Maoist) group and put up in Koli village under Niyamgiri in Rayagada appealed people to make the Martyrs’ Week observation a success. These posters also appealed people to protest the ‘Operation Green Hunt’ in all of its forms.

All police stations in Rayagada district have been alerted on the Martyrs’ Week observation with special attention to sensitive areas like Kashipur, Kalyansinghpur, Bissam Cuttack, Muniguda and Ambadola under Niyamgiri. Combing operation has also been intensified in the block also.

In Kandhamal, a red banner put up along NH-59 near Midiapanga village and released on behalf of Odisha State Committee of Maoists this morning, also categorically mentioned about the ‘Operation Green Hunt’ being carried out by security forces in Maoist infested districts of the state and dubbed it as a ‘Fascist’ move. It also appealed people to join PLGA overwhelmingly to further the cause of the movement.

Baliguda Police reached the spot later in the morning and removed the posters.

The Martyrs’ Week observation concludes on August 3.

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