High alert sounded along Odisha border

Bhubaneswar, Dec 2:

A day after Maoists massacred 14 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh, police Tuesday sounded a high alert along the Odisha border that touches Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.

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The Maoists are celebrating the 14th anniversary of their military wing, the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), in the Andhra-Odisha border area from Tuesday.

The PLGA week will end on December 9.

“We have ordered a high alert along the border in Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri and Koraput districts (of Odisha),” a police officer told IANS.

A large number of security personnel have been pressed into action for combing operations in areas known as Maoist strongholds, Inspector General of Police, south-western range, Yashwant Jethwa told IANS.

He said the combing operations might start based on intelligence inputs. (IANS)

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