During his visit, he is set to review the organisational activities and tweak election strategies with inputs from senior state leaders.
BJP President J.P. Nadda has given Bansal the charge of Odisha replacing D Purandeswari.
The surrendered militia members burnt Maoist uniforms and raised slogans against them.
The Maoist sympathisers including two women surrendered before the DGP during his visit to Jantri police camp in Swabhiman Anchal (earlier known as cut-off area) in the Maoist-hit Malkangiri district.
Notably, the Odisha cadre IPS officer of 1987 batch, Bansal took the reins of the State's police force from the outgoing DGP Abhay at a function at the Odisha Police Headquarters in Cuttack on December 31, 2021.
Senior IPS officer Sunil Kumar Bansal on Friday took charge as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Odisha.
Prior to moving to the Centre, Bansal had held the post of additional SP Dhenkanal, Talcher SDPO and additional SP Sambalpur. He was also Mayurbhanj SP and Vigilance SP at Sambalpur.
In an exclusive interview to OTV, Sunil Bansal said, “There are lot of people in Odisha who are downtrodden and tribals. We will work to ensure that whenever they seek the services of police, they will get it in minimum possible time.”
The Odisha government appointed senior IPS officer Sunil Kumar Bansal as its new Director General (DG) of Police on Wednesday (Dec 15).