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Odishatv Bureau

Koraput: The encounter in Narayanpatna of Koraput district in which four women Maoists were killed is a major achievement for the police since the Sunki landmine blast, said DGP RP Sharma after a review meeting on anti-Naxal operations held in Koraput SP headquarters today.

"The operation which took place on the intervening night of March 25 and March 26 is not only a major successful operation for Koraput police but an achievement in anti-Maoist operations of Odisha Police after many years," said the DGP.

While security forces will adhere to Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) while dealing with Left Wing Extremism (LWE), the rebels will also be appealed to join the mainstream, informed Sharma.

Steps to strengthen intelligence network in the area were also discussed in the meeting that was attended by South Western Range DIG S Shyni, ADG (Operations) RP Koche and Director Intelligence Sunil Roy among others.

Sharma further informed that Odisha Police has been trying to strengthen its ties with central armed police forces over the last six to seven months. "We are planning redeployment of BSF personnel in cut-off areas of Malkangiri in coming days. Completion of Gurupriya Bridge will be helpful in intensifying anti- Naxal operations," said Sharma.

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