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Claymore Mine, Revolver Recovered From Maoist Ammunition Dump In Odisha

Malkangiri: In yet another breakthrough, security forces on Monday recovered a country-made revolver, claymore mine and other explosives from a Maoist dump in Malkangiri district. Senior police officials informed that the Maoist dump was unearthed during a joint combing operation launched by SOG and BSF jawans at several places under Jodamba police limits in the […]

Odisha Police DG Abhay Reviews Anti-Maoist Ops In Koraput

Koraput: Making his first official visit to Koraput district after assuming charge, Odisha DGP Abhay on Saturday held a close door meeting with superintendent of police (SPs) of six districts and senior officials of Border Security Force (BSF) and Special Operation Group (SOG). Sources said that a detailed discussion on intensifying anti-Maoist operations and other […]

Maoist camp busted by SOG Jawans in Nuapada forests

Nuapada: The Special Operations Group (SOG) Jawans have busted a Maoist camp set up inside a forest near Katphar village under Boden police limits in the bordering areas of Odisha and Chhattisgarh, informed Nuapada SP Smith P Parmar on Wednesday. During the combing operation, the SOG jawans seized five tiffin bombs along with explosives, arms […]

Woman Maoist killed in exchange of fire with SOG  

Kandhamal: A woman Maoist cadre was killed and a Special Operations Group (SOG) Jawan injured in an exchange of fire in a forest near Badakhama in Kandhamal district on Sunday. The deceased was a member of Kalahandi Kandhamal Boudh Nayagarh (KKBN) division of outlawed CPI (Maoist) organization. The police recovered a .303 rifle and 13 […]

Security tightened as martyr's week of Maoists begins

Bhubaneswar: In view of the martyr’s week of Maoists starting today, security has been tightened in the districts dominated by naxals in Odisha. Additional security forces including CRPF, DVF and SOG have been mobilised to tackle any untoward situation in border areas of the district sharing boundaries with Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The vehicles entering […]

Maoist Ambush
Maoist ambush in Baliguda: Jawan's sacrifice won't go in vain, says CM

Kandhamal: The State DGP KB Singh and Southern Range IG Amitabh Thakur visited the spot where, in a Maoists’ ambush last night, a Special Operations Group (SOG) jawan was killed while several others were critically injured. The State government has said it will give a fitting reply to the Maoists for the attack. The sacrifice of the […]

2 Maoists from Odisha among 3 nabbed by SOG in Sukma

Bhubaneswar: Three Maoists, among whom two are reportedly from Odisha, were nabbed in a search operation by Special Operational Group (SOG) held in a forest of neighbouring Chhattisgarh’s Sukuma area. As per sources, they have been identified as Kuasi Hadma, Ramnath Nag, and Bucha Dhurba among whom Ramnath and Bucha are believed to be from […]

KB Singh
Odisha-C’garh border sealed to curb Maoist infiltration, says DGP

Bhubaneswar: The Director General of Police (DGP) K.B. Singh on Tuesday asserted that the security forces are on high alert along the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border to prevent the influx of Maoist cadres in Odisha. An elite anti-Maoist Special Operation Group (SOG), District Voluntary Force (DVF) and jawans of the CRPF and the BSF have been deployed […]

Security beefed up for 1st phase Panchayat polls in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) has made adequate security arrangements in 29 districts including the Maoist prone districts where the first phase Panchayat polls will begin tomorrow. Informing the media here this afternoon, SEC secretary Rabindranath Sahu said “Out of the 189 Zilla Parishad Zones in the Odisha Gram Panchayat elections, election for Zilla […]

SOG jawans, Maoists exchange fire in Narayanpatna

Narayanpatna: Special Operations Group (SOG) personnel and Maoists reportedly exchanged fire during a combing operation at Kutudi forest under Bijaghati panchayat here on Thursday night. According to sources, no one is injured in the crossfire. Meanwhile, security arrangements in the district have been beefed up in view of the ensuing three-tier panchayat poll. SOG jawans […]

Maoists, SOG exchange fire in Kandhamal

Kandhamal: An exchange of fire occurred between the Maoists and Special Operations Group (SOG) jawans near Lankagarh village under Belaghar police limits here on late on Wednesday night. According to sources, the gun battle took place while the SOG jawans were conducting raid at the Maoist camp. The exchange of fire continued for one and […]

94 Maoist sympathisers surrender in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Sixteen days after the death of 27 cadre Maoists who were killed during encounter with the Grey Hound squad of Andhra Pradesh police, Odisha Police and SOG  in Panasput area of Chitrakonda block in Malkangiri district, 94 Maoist sympathisers including three women surrendered before the police in the district today. Talking to media persons, […]

Malkangiri encounter: Forces asked to stay on high alert in Koraput, Kalahandi

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of the death of 24 cadre Maoists in an encounter with the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha Police in the cutoff areas of Malkangiri district on October 24, the Odisha Home department has asked the Central forces and the Special Operation Group (SOG) to remain on high alert in the undivided […]

Constables, sepoys in Maoist-hit areas to get special incentive

Cuttack: The State government has announced a special incentive for the police constables and sepoys engaged in anti-naxal operation in the Maoist-hit areas. Those who are recruited under contract system will get the benefit. State Police Headquarters informed that constables and sepoys working with Special Operation group (SOG) will get a 60 per cent special […]

Congress vows to intensify stir on last day of ‘Adhikar Yatra’

Coming down heavily on the government on the concluding day of its 'Adhikar Yatra organised to protest the killing of five innocent villagers in firing by SOG personnel in Kandhamal district recntly, the Congress today vowed to expand its agitation to other parts of the State in the future demanding protection of tribals and dalits

SIT begins probe into Kandhamal killings

Phulbani: The six-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by the State Police began its probe into the shocking death of five innocent villagers, who were killed during an alleged anti-Maoists operation in Malapanga forest near Kurtamgarh in Kandhamal district in the night on July 8. The SIT team, led by Mahendra Pratap, ADG, Human Rights […]

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 […]

Rameswar Oraon-NCST
Villagers death: NCST suggests psychiatric test of SOC jawans

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes today suggested to the Odisha government to conduct psychiatric test of the Special Operations Group (SOG) jawans allegedly involved in the gunning down of five villagers during an anti-Maoist operation in Kandhamal

Kalahandi Maoist encounter a big success for Odisha Police this year: DGP

The killing of three Maoists during an encounter with the Special Operation Group (SOG) commandos at Aampani ghat in the Kalahandi police district on Saturday is the big success of the Odisha Police against the left wing ultras this year, said Director General of Police (DGP), KB Singh on Sunday

NIA takes 3 arrested SIMI men to Bhopal

Bhubaneswar: A day after a court allowed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take three out of the five SIMI arrested SIMI operatives on 15 days’ remand, the national investigating agency took the trio to Bhopal on Thursday for further interrogation. According to sources, Amjad Khan, Zakir Hussain and Sheikh Mehboob, the three SIMI operatives, […]

NIA to take 3 out of 5 arrested SIMI operatives on 15-day remand

Bhubaneswar: Out of the five SIMI operatives arrested from Rourkela, three will be taken on a 15 days’ remand by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). According to sources, Amjad Khan, Zakhir Hussain and Seikh Mehboob will be taken on remand by a team of NIA from Bhopal. NIA was granted remand permission by the court […]

Arrested SIMI terrorists to be grilled by NIA, STF

Bhubaneswar: Police and intelligence agencies have gone into an overdrive to extract more information from the five SIMI terrorists arrested in Rourkela yesterday. The National Investigating Agency (NIA), Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch and Police from other states will be interrogating the five arrested terrorists to unearth vital information on their terrorist […]

Arrested SIMI terrorist admits role in Chennai blast

Bhubaneswar: One of the five terrorists of banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), who were arrested from Rourkela yesterday, has confessed to his involvement in the blast carried out in Chennai in 2014. Zakir, one of the four terrorists arrested by police along with a woman yesterday, has reportedly confessed during interrogation to have […]

Five SIMI terrorists arrested from Rourkela

Rourkela: Five terrorists, including a woman, of banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) were arrested by Police in Rourkela late night yesterday after a 3-hour-long fire exchange. According to sources, the five of them were staying at a rented flat Qureshi Mohalla. A joint team of Special Operations Group (SOG), Telengana Police, Rourkela Police […]

SOG jawan injured in landmine explosion

A Special Operations Group (SOG) jawan was critically injured in a landmine explosion at Kuabahali village under Turekela block here last evening