Maoists threating to blow up college housing CRPF

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Berhampur, Orissa, Jun 9 (UNI) Maoists have threatened to blow up the Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja College- housing the CRPF, the local school, TV relay center, forest office, jail and police station in Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district.

Police stated that an inland letter card containing the slogan of 'Maoist Zindabad', reportedly written by Maoists have said all these buildings in Bhanjanagar would be blown up within ten days.

The letter, written in Oriya, and addressed to IIC Bhanjanagar Police station, Pradipta Kumar Jena, was received by the officer through post on June 7.

The police officer immediately sent it to the DIG of Police, Southern Division, through a special messenger for further action.

The letter termed the policemen as 'brother'.

Mr Jena said,'' though we are still not sure about the authenticity of the letter, but the matter has been brought to the notice of higher authorities with a request to tighten the security at Bhanjanagar.'' Meanwhile, two platoons of Orissa State Armed Police(OSAP)force arrived at Bhanjanagar yesterday to take position at all the important government buildings as a precautionary measure.

Police said the preliminary investigation revealed that the inland letter card was posted from Sarankul in Nayagarh district, a Maoist den.

The Maoists had also delivered a similar letter to Nayagarh police station before they attacked the town in Nayagarh on February 15 and looted the armoury, police stations and killed 15 policemen.

One company of CRPF each, had been deployed at Bhanjanagar and Gallery, 25-km away after the anti-Maoist operation in Gosma during February last.

But later the CRPF deployed at Bhanjanagar were withdrawn and deputed to Kashmir for the Amarnath Yatra duty on June 4, according to the sources.


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