Maoists release abducted forest official in Telangana
Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) on November 10 released a forest official, identified as P Mohan Rao abducted by them on November 9 night from Telangana-Chhattisgarh border near Cherla mandal headquarters in Khammam District, reports The New Indian Express. According to sources, while P Mohan Rao, an assistant beat officer and his colleague K Koteswara Rao were on their way to Chennapuram forest in a motorcycle, two suspected cadres of CPI-Maoist stopped them and took Mohan with them. Family members requested Maoists to release Mohan without any harm and to their relief Mohan returned home safe on Tuesday (November 10) evening, report said.
Cops Intensify Combing in Border Villages
KORAPUT: Combing has been intensified in the villages located on Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border following intelligence inputs regarding presence of a large number of Maoists on Tuesday. On Monday, the security forces had seized huge volume of explosive materials from Narayanpatna and its neighbouring areas in Koraput during a search operation. Claymore mines, IEDs and detonators were recovered by the Border Security Force (BSF) which has launched a three-pronged operation in Narayanpatna, Kumbhariput and Pallur. It also destroyed a Maoist hideout during the operation. Sources said the Maoists activities have been on the rise in Narayanpatna and Bandhugam in the last two weeks and Maoists have sneaked into Odisha from the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.
Maoist kills in encounter in Odisha
Rourkela, Nov 11: A Maoist was today killed in exchange of fire with joint forces of Odisha police, SOG and CRPF in Chandiposh forest near Rourkela. The security forces have retrieved the body of the deceased Maoist and seized two guns from the spot. Besides, a large cache of supplies have also been recovered from Daldali hills where the Maoist camp was located. The camp has been busted but the combing operation continues as the forces expect many casualties among the red rebels.
The forces also suspect presence of another Maoist camp in vicinity. Rourkela SP and CRPF Commandant have reached the spot to take stock of the situation. As per sources in the police, a team of about 20 Maoists from Anmol group were camping in the forest. The presence of Anmol in the camp, however, is not yet known. Anmol is the zonal head of Maoists in Sambalpur, Bargarh, Kuchinda, Deogarh areas. Notably, acting on intelligence inputs, the allied forces of state police, Special Operations Group (SOG) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) had been conducting combing operations since past five days. The CRPF personnel and Jharkhand police have sealed the Jharkhand border and tightening patrol there forcing the rebels to infiltrate into Odisha forests.