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BSF IG Conducts Aerial-Survey In Swabhiman Anchal

Malkangiri: The Inspector General (IG) of Border Security Force (BSF)- Madhusudan Sharma – on Wednesday conducted an aerial survey in Maoist-hit areas in Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri and assessed the security scenario.

He reviewed the security situation at Hantalguda, Kartanpali, and Temrupali areas in Swabhiman Anchal, which were earlier cut-off from mainland.

Later, the IG held a meeting with the top officials of the security forces at the BSF camps and discussed the measures for anti-maoist operation. He also spoke to the senior officials regarding the strategies to be chalked out to intensify the operations.

Acording to reports, top officers of BSF and State police have recently made multiple visits to the rebel-affected areas in the district.

In last week, south-western police DIG and BSF additional DG had also visited various parts of Malkangiri which are affected by Maoists.

Sources said, the State police and paramilitary forces have put a great deal of importance on the Maoist-dominated areas in the district.

Last week, DGP Abhay had also visited the Gurasetu BSF Company Operating Base (COB), recently set up in the Maoist hotbed of Malkangiri district.

The security personnel have set up at least seven COBs in the Swabiman Anchal, considered as the safe fort of red rebels mostly operating in the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh border.

The Odisha government has re-named the cut-off areas encircled by water in the three sides and dense forest on another connecting to Andhra Pradesh, as Swabhiman Anchal. The renaming was made after the areas were by a bridge over Gurupriya river, which now helped the police to set up more camps in the Maoist den.

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