Maoists set to launch major attack in Kandhamal: Cops

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Bhubaneswar, Oct 15: Maoists are developing strategies to attack on the police and security establishments in Orissa's Kandhamal district and a road map for the attack has already been chalked out.

The information has come to light during the interrogation of a top Maoist, Jagannath Nayak. The 45-year-old senior Naxal cadre was nabbed by the police from the Daringibadi area of Kandhamal recently.

After Nayak's confession, the Odisha government has intensified its police and CRPF operation in the backward district and also declared red alert across the states. Meanwhile, night patrolling has also been intensified at sensitive areas like Daringibadi and Bramhanigaon.

According to a highly placed source in police headquarters, the planned attack has already been approved by the Maoists central committee and it is believed that it will be more bigger and severe than the one on coastal Nayagarh town some years back. The Nayagrah operation was launched by 200 odd armed red rebels on two police stations, a police training camp and a police armoury which left many policemen dead. Maoists also looted huge amounts of arms and ammunitions from police camps during that operation.

"As per the confession made by Nayak, the Maoists have already arranged two mini trucks, two vans, a jeep and four motor bikes to launch a Nayagarh like attack on the police stations and camps of the CRPF and the elite special operation group of the state police in Kandhamal," said a senior official in the intelligence wing of the state police. He further informed that around 150 to 200 armed Maoists have been kept ready to launch the attack.

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