Odisha, AP police chalk out strategies to combat Maoists
Bhubaneswar: A coordination meeting between the Odisha police and Andhra Pradesh police over Left Wing Extremism (LWE) was held today in Odisha capital in the presence of DGPs of both states.
Law enforcement agencies of the two states chalked out plans during the meeting to ensure better coordination between them in combating Maoists on Odisha-Andhra border.
“Sharp vigil will be kept on the recently-inaugurated Gurupriya bridge in Malkangiri district through drone cameras. A meeting with the SPs of Maoist-hit districts will be held every month. Besides, DGPs of Maoist-affected states will hold discussion over the matter each month,” said Odisha DGP RP Sharma.
Deployment of more security forces in Maoist-affected areas will be sought from the Centre, the top cop said.
“Infrastructure for police on Odisha-Andhra border will be strengthened. Better coordination will be kept between Police and Intelligence Department. In view of the upcoming elections, special attention will be given towards the security of politicians,” said Andhra Pradesh DGP RP Thakur.
Apart from the two DGPs, ADGPs (Intelligence), ADGPs (Operations), IGPs (Intelligence) of both the states, DIGs of Greyhound and Vizag Range and SWR of Odisha, SPs of Malkangiri and Koraput districts, and SOG Commandant of Odisha attended the meeting.