Orissa villagers living a fearful life after Maoist attack

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Tamra (Orissa), Aug 23 (ANI): Residents of Tamra village in Orissa's Sundergarh district are living a frightened life since the Maoist activists blew up the Forest Department's property recently.

A 30-member group of the Maoist activists on Thursday blew up the housing buildings and other infrastructures belonging to state forest department at Tamra in Bonai sub division.

The Maoists act has created fear in the entire village and nearby areas.

According to sources, the Maoists had hijacked a bus to reach village. They also took a generator set from the forest beat house.The villagers are hence preferring to stay indoors during the day, they are reluctant to speak anything against the ultras.

"They were armed with guns. We tried to hide here and there. They shouted slogans of 'zindabad' to their movement," said a villager of Tamra.

Meanwhile, S.K.Ali, Deputy Commandant, Orissa State Armed Police said the security forces were conducting the massive search operations in the region.

"Maoists came in a vehicle. They planted bombs and left away. Normally, no one stays in that beat house. Police and CRPF are deployed here. Search operations and combating operations are on," Ali said.

While the drive to handle Maoists is being carried out by security personnel with much precaution so that no innocent is affected, the rebels in the state have resorted to the strategy of sabotaging governmental establishments, industrial projects and allied institutions. (ANI)

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