Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Expansion of Red Base in India
while government claims about the slowdown of maosist activity,the truth is something diffrent
ANGUL, Aug 21: The imminent threat to Angul district from Maoist infiltrations now comes from the Parjanga side of Dhenkanal rather than from Rairakhole region of Sambalpur where they are already active.
The police have stepped up surveillance and combing operations to try and check the Maoist movement under the Parjanga police station areas in Dhenkanal.
The Maoists Janashakti group which established their base within about 5,000 square km area of the bordering forest region of Jajpur, Keonjhar and Dhenkanal have reportedly made some inroads into the Mahavir road areas under the Kamakhyanagar police circle .
They were operating in parts of Kankadahad forest areas earlier which witnessed the killing of three forest guards last year. Reliable sources said that the Maoist cadres, taking the advantage of lack of development in this part and of rains have made advances into Chaulijharan, Khajurinalli, Baunsamunda, Karadapal and Phuljhari tribal villages of Mahavirroda area, barely 25 km from Talcher.
The Talcher-Angul industrial belt is critical in terms of power and coal supply and the ultras may set targets here.
DIG Mr Arun Kumar Sarangi holds the view that the ultras had come under intense pressure due to sustained combing operations in Kankadahad forest area and some of them may have sneaked into the adjoining areas under the Mahavir Road outpost of Parjanga police station.
“We are not taking any chance and have launched combing operations in the villages of Mahavir Road area as a precautionary measures, Mr Sarangi said.
He, however, ruled out threat to the Talcher industrial belt from Parjang side of Dhenkanal as the police are keeping a strict vigil on all suspicious movements.
The district administration is taking no chances.
Posted by Avik at 8/22/2007 08:41:00 AM