Maoists trying to strengthen base in Odisha: DGP

Bhubaneswar: Director General of Police (DGP) Kanwar Brajesh Singh today said the State Police is formulating strategies to counter the Maoists who are trying to strengthen their base in Odisha.

“With the recent seizure of huge cache of arms and ammunitions and studying their movement and modus operandi, it is now apparent that the Red Rebels are trying their best to strengthen their base in the state”, Singh told OTV.

He said the Maoist outfits are trying to regain their foothold in remote areas from Pottangi in Koraput district to Sundargarh district.

“The Odisha Police is formulating special strategy to counter the Maoists. To thwart the Maoists, restructuring the Special Operation Group (SOG) and other armed forces of the State Police deployed in the Maoist prone areas is being made. Apart from this, efforts are on to upgrade the skills of the personnel of these forces”, he added.