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Red Zone Gets Security Cover

State Police has been able to keep Maoists at bay during the entire period of first phase election campaign for which not a single incidence of Maoist Violence has been reported.


DGP B K Sharma, today reviewed the force deployment and security related operations in the poll bound districts of Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Nuapada and Kalahandi.

It came to fore that with a strategically oriented force mobilization, security umbrella has been provided in these areas, for which there will be a large turnout of voters on 11 April, feel Top Cops.

While drone cameras are deployed to collect pictures of movement and there is strategic force deployment is made keeping in view of the requirement, said Sanjeeb Panda, ADG Law and Order.
 
With area domination, Maoists are not able to come out to stage any sorts of violence, admits senior Police Officers in Malkangiri and Koraput, and Kalahandi which are the hot beds of Ultras.

So far criminal cases registered during electioneering is concerned , not a single case has been registered in Malkangiri, Nuapada, Nabarangpur during campaign.

In Gajapati three cases, in Koraput four cases, Kalahandi 13 cases, in Rayagada 15 cases and mostly out of these cases excise cases are  more not violence related, said a senior officer.

In entire course of campaign, not a single case of Maoist violence has been reported, which proves the point that with proper deployment and area domination, Left Wing Extremists (LWE)s are kept at bay.
 
Intensive patrolling is being carried out with One Patrolling Party to cover 12 Booths.
 
So within two hours a booth is being covered by the Patrolling Party, consists of a officer and four armed security forces.

Due to staggering elections, entire Special Operation Group (SOG) Jawans have been deployed in the Maoist affected areas.

ADG Operations R P Koche is camping in Koraput and DIG Sowuthern Range Himanshu Lal is covering the entire area with continuous communication with the SPs of these districts.

With SOG Jawans are in place, additional forces are also deployed in new areas and both CRPF and BSF Jawans are deployed in their respective areas, said sources.

As the vigil was on a CRPF team traced two landmines under a culvert at Andhari Ghat under Adaba Police limits of Gajapati District on 10 April. The bombs were later diffused by the bomb squad.
As per reports, two landmines weighing about 50 Kg were recovered by CRPF personnel while conducting a search operation after the State was put on alert following Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh on Monday.
Similarly, Mao Materials were recovered in Nuapada and area domination was done in Malkangiri for which Ultras are not able to terrify people.
So large voter turnout is expected on 11 April because of peaceful environment with force multipliers in action, said a senior police officer. 


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