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Tag: Crossfire

BJP in Kandhamal
Central BJP team to meet Kandhamal victims' families today

Phulbani: A team of BJP parliamentarians tasked by party president Amit Shah to probe the deaths of five civilians in unprovoked firing by security personnel in Ggumdumaha village, is scheduled to meet the kin of victims and inspect the spot where the mishap occurred. The team, which reached Baliguda last evening, comprises BJP national vice-president […]

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SOG report reiterates 'crossfire' theory

Phulbani: While the death of six tribals at the hands of security personnel during a combing operation in Kandhamal district on July 8 has sparked off outrage across Odisha, the Special Operation Group (SOG) has claimed that the tribals were killed as they came in the line of fire during an exchange of fire between […]

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Kandhamal killings: BJP, BJD teams visit spot

Bhubaneswar: Even as a wave of outrage sweeps across the state over the killing of six innocent tribals, including a 15-month old baby, in alleged crossfire between security forces and Maoists at Krutamgada in Kandhamal district three days ago, Opposition BJP on Tuesday visited the spot to take stock of the situation. While a 10-member […]

BJD trying to cover up Kandhamal killings: Jual

Bhubaneswar: Coming down heavily on the ruling BJD government over the alleged crossfire at Krutamgada in Kandhamal district which claimed lives of six innocent tribals, Union Tribal Affairs minister Jual Oram today said the state government is trying to sweep the matter under the carpet. Talking to OTV, the Union minister said, “A 10-member team […]

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Kandhamal deaths: NCST chairman to visit Odisha today

Bhubaneswar: Amid outrage across the state over Kandhamal crossfire incident, which claimed life of six civilians including a 15-month old baby, chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) Rameswar Oraon will visit Odisha today for an on-the-spot inquiry into the case. Official sources said Oraon will visit Kandhamal on Wednesday and submit a […]

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Bandh disrupts normal life in Rayagada

Rayagada: Normal life came to a standstill in Rayagada districts due to a six-hour bandh called by the district Adivasi Yuva Samaj in protest against the crossfire at Krutamgada in Kandhamal district, which claimed the lives of six innocent tribals, including a 15-month old baby. Members of the Samaj blocked roads at many places bringing […]

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ADG to lead SIT probe into Kandhamal deaths: CM

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the death of six tribals, who were allegedly killed in a crossfire between the security personnel and the Maoists inside Malapanga forest near Kurtamgarh in Kandhamal district on July 8, the Odisha government today decided to form a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the incident. The decision was […]

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Kandhamal killings: OHRC seeks report in two weeks

Bhubaneswar: Expressing grave concern over the death of six tribals, who were allegedly killed in a crossfire between security personnel and Maoists at Malapanga forest near Kurtamgarh in Kandhamal district on July 8 evening, the Odisha Human Rights Commission today served notice on the state Home secretary, Director General of Police (DGP), Revenue Divisional Commissioner […]

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Kandhamal 'crossfire' deaths: Opp targets CM

The Opposition today trained its guns on chief minister Naveen Patnaik over the killing of six civilians, including a 13-year-old boy and a 15-month-old girl child, during what has been sought to be passed off as an exchange of fire between security personnel and Maoists in Malapanga forest in Kandhamal district on Friday night

KANDHAMAL FIRING
Bodies of crossfire victims handed over to kin

Kandhamal: The police today handed over the bodies of the six persons who were killed in the gun battle between cops and Maoists on Friday night to their family members after conducting post-mortem. The last rites of the six victims, including a child and two women, will be held at their village. The six were […]

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Govt throttling tribals’ voice: Pradeep Majhi

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the Kandhamal encounter between security forces and Red rebels on Friday night, which resulted in the loss of six tribal lives, including that of a 13-year old boy and a 15-month old girl, the Congress party came down heavily on the ruling BJD for its ‘anti-tribal’ policy. “Whenever such false […]

MAOISTS OPS
5 killed in crossfire with Maoists: Kandhamal police

The district police today confirmed the death of five civilians, including a 13-year-old boy, during an exchange of fire between security personnel and Maoists at Malapanga forest last night

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