Maoist threat spreads panic in Orissa town

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Jaypore, Feb. 11 (ANI): People in Orissa's Jaypore town are living in fear, after receiving threats from Maoists.

Naxals (local Maoists) have reportedly pasted posters at various places in the town, threatening the people and issuing death threats to local politicians and police officials.

The town is located in Koraput District, one of the worst Naxal-affected districts in Orissa.

Panic-stricken people hardly step out of the town fearing naxal attacks.

The minimized traffic movement in and outside the town is a testimonyl to the constant feeling of fear and uncertainty.

"A few years back, Naxals ransacked Koraput town. Now, they have threatened Jaypore town. We are really in fear. Our children are working. We are in a state of panic till they return home. Every-day an incident is happening due to Naxals," said Ramesh Chandra, a local.

Police said that patrolling has been intensified in areas and an inquiry is on to identify culprits.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has described the rebel group as one of the gravest threats to India's internal security. (ANI)

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