Crime

Open challenge: Maoists set permanent camp in Odisha

Malkangiri: Throwing an open challenge to security forces, Maoists have set up a permanent camp in a remote area in Malkangiri district of Odisha state, nearby where police had gunned down 30 Maoists on 24 October last year.

The red rebels have constructed a building near Totaguda village under Jantri panchayat in Chitrakonda block in the tribal-dominated district. The construction has been painted in red colour and the place has been cordoned off with barricades.

According to sources, the Maoists office will be officially inaugurated on the first day of the PLGA (People's Liberation Guerilla Army) week starting from December 2.

The left-wing extremists are planning to recruit tribal youths during the PLGA week, which will continue till December 8.

Malkangiri SP Jagmohan Meena said security has been beefed up in the cut-off area of the district in view of the PLGA week.

We have information about construction of the building but can't say why they have built it, the SP added

Notably, in a joint operation last year, the elite anti-Naxalite forces of the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha police had gunned down 30 Maoists on 24 October under the Chitrakonda Police Station limits in Malkangiri district.

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