Maoists threaten to kill SPs

BHUBANESWAR: A Maoist poster, found in Lakhna area in Nuapada district on Thursday, threatened to kill SPs of Balangir, Nuapada and Bargarh districts. The poster, while dissuading people not to help police launch combing operations in the area, said the SPs of the three districts deserve death punishment. After a gap of nearly one month, Maoists have made their presence felt in Nuapada district with the poster.

Reports said the ultras have planned to call a bandh in the three districts on November 5 for which they have sought help from locals. Nuapada SP Uma Shankar Das, who confirmed that his Bargarh and Balangir counterparts too were issued threats, said police are investigating if the posters were really put up by Maoists.

“We have recovered the poster. Our teams are combing Lakhna area,” the SP said. He suspected that the threat came in the wake of the bandh planned by Maoists. Maoists put up similar posters in Kendatera, Udyan Bandh and Kamkeda villages under Komna police limits in Nuapada district one month ago, in which the ultras threatened owners of country liquor manufacturing units with dire consequences.

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