No Maoist activities were reported in Odisha’s Malkangiri and Koraput over the last three years because of the deployment of Border Security Force (BSF) in both the districts, said IG (Odisha) BSF DK Sharma said on Thursday.
AdvertisementBriefing reporters a day before the 59th BSF Raising day, Sharma said five battalions of the force were deployed in the two Maoist-hit districts in 2010 following a series of violence incidents. Later, the force was also deployed at Rayagada and Nabarangpur districts, he said.
”The Rayagada unit was moved to Kandhamal in January 2023. Since then, no naxal activity has been reported in the area,” the IG said. ”Currently, Maoist activities are being reported from the districts of Kalahandi, Nuapada, Kalahandi and Boudh. In these districts, the ultras move in very small groups and whenever the forces reach raid their hideouts, they flee to remote areas,” he said.
CAPF constable exam being conducted in 13 regional languages, including Kannada, for first time
Shivamogga: Maoist leader B G Krishnamurthy being brought to city for court appearance, security tightened
AdvertisementSince its deployment in the state, the BSF with the help of Odisha Police have killed 65 Maoists and arrested 793.