Malangiri (Orissa), Oct 2(ANI): Orissa police have beefed up security to prevent Maoists sneaking into the State, following combing operations being carried out in neighbouring States.
According to senior officials, high vigilance is being maintained in the wake of ongoing operations in neighbouring areas of Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.
The security forces there have intensified patrolling in the border area including Malkangiri district, which is only 40 kms away from the area where operation Green Hunt is being conducted.
"The encounter in Chhattisgarh is 30-40- kilometres away from our border. Though there is little chance of the Maoists crossing over, but nevertheless we are vigilant," said Satya Brat Bhoi, Superintendent of Police in Malkangiri.
A combing operation called 'Green Hunt' has been launched in Chhattisgarh, while a similar operation called 'Operation Godavari' is being carried out in Andhra Pradesh. (ANI)