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Thursday, February 22, 2018


India

Police and Maoists exchange fire in Odisha

The Police and Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres exchanged fire during a raid on a camp of the Maoists near Tikarpadu under Jodamba Panchayat (village level local-self government institution) of Chitrakonda Police limits in Malkangiri District on February 12, reports The Pioneer. The heavy exchange of fire took place inside the jungle near Tikarpadu when a joint squad of Greyhounds of Andhra Pradesh and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Odisha Police Forces swooped down a Maoist camp during a joint combing operation. However, No casualties have been reported during the exchange of fire. Malkangiri Superintendent of Police (SP), Jagmohan Meena said there were around 50 Maoists, including some leaders, at the camp at the time of firing. "Specifically, we can't divulge as which Maoist leader was present at the camp, but there were a few Maoist leaders. Unable to face heavy firing from our side, the Maoists fled the spot," Meena said, adds The Telegraph. According to reports, taking advantage of the difficult terrain and dense jungle as many as 50 Maoists, including their top leader Akkiraju Haragopal alias Ramakrishna alias RK managed to escape. Police suspect that top rebel leaders had congregated at the camp to chalk out their strategy to carry out a major attack. At least 45 Maoist kit bags, six AK fire ammunition, two INSAS (Indian Small Arms System) assault rifle rounds, six live 303, wire bundles, gas cutters 9 mm carbine magazine, explosive slurry and detonators were recovered from the camp, adds Webindia123

Meanwhile, work on the Gurupriya River Bridge, which aims to connect about 151 villages of seven panchayats with Malkangiri District, has been extended for the fourth time after missing three deadlines, reports The Telegraph on February 13. An official said the bridge was expected to be operational by March end. "Out of the 22 concrete slabs, work on 19 has been completed. We hope to complete the work before the March end," said the Malkangiri Public Works Department (PWD)'s Executive Engineer, Arun Kumar Sahu.

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