Odishatv Bureau

In a major breakthrough, a team of police personnel and CRPF CoBRA jawans arrested as many as six dreaded Maoists from Chhattisgarh's Sukma area, neighbouring Odisha’s Malkangiri district.

The security forces also seized a huge arms haul including 19 BGM bombs and gelatin sticks. It is believed to be one of the biggest caches ever seized from the Left Wing Extremist in the region.

Reportedly, the arrested Maoists were involved in several attacks and acts of violence against both security forces and innocent locals.

Maoist Activities In Odisha So Far In 2024

January 23, 2024: An encounter between security forces and Maoist ultras took place in Nalikumpa jungle bordering Boudh and Kandhamal districts in Odisha. While a Maoist camp was destroyed by the police after the gunfight, the security forces also seized a huge cache of arms and explosives including land mines from the camp.

February 6, 2024: Citing sexual exploitation of women in Maoist camp, two women Maoists surrendered before IGP Southern Range, Berhampur at Boudh district. Out of the two women Maoists, one was a member of the eighth company and another was a party member of Kalahandi-Kandhamal-Boudh-Nayagarh (KKBN) division of the CPI (Maoist).

February 9, 2024: An exchange of fire was reported between Maoists and security forces inside the dense forests of Sunabeda Sanctuary near Barkote Ghat in Odisha’s Nuapada district. The exchange of fire occurred while the personnel of the Special Operation Group (SOG) were carrying out a combing operation in the area.

February 15, 2024: Several jawans of the Special Operations Group (SOG) sustained injuries in an IED explosion during a search operation at Nalikumpa jungle under Boudh’s Kantamal police limits on Thursday. The IED was reportedly planted by Maoists.

February 23, 2024: Maoists made their presence felt in Paikmal jungle under Bargarh district when they fired at the security forces. The security forces were undertaking a combing operation in the Paikmal jungle when the Maoists fired shots at them ensuing a gun battle.

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March 9, 2024: Maoists unleashed terror by killing a couple, suspecting them to be police informers. The shocking incident was reported from Gidapadar village in Kandhamal district.