Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15:
While Independence Day was celebrated with pomp and show amid tight security across Odisha today, few stray incidents of Maoists hoisting black flags were reported in some places.
Maoists hoisted black flags in Bodighata area of Malkangiri district. Following the incident security has been tightened in the area with intense combing jointly by BSF, DVF and SOG jawans in the area.
Similarly, Maoists hoisted black flag at the Dumurpalli panchayat office under Bissam Cuttack police limits in Rayagada district. Police has seized has seized black flags and Maoist posters and banners from the place, reports said.
Besides, in Balangir district, the Red rebels hoisted black flags at the Telenpalli Upper Primary School and the Telenpalli panchayat office in Khaprakhol block, reports said.