Naveen Patnaik announces strict action against Maoists

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Sundergarh (Orissa), Sep 11 (ANI): Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik promised to take strict action against the Maoists who blew up at least four government buildings, a community centre and a mobile tower at Kalta village in Sundergarh district on Thursday.

Talking to reporters here, Patnaik said, "We will certainly deal with them and everyone should remember that these Naxals are anti-national criminals and they should not be tolerated in any civilised society where they are breaking the most essential and critical laws of our country."

The attack was carried out during the 24-hour shutdown called by the Maoists demanding release of 30 cadres arrested earlier.

The rebels blew up an abandoned police station building, another building where a camp of the Central Reserve Police Force was functioning, a community centre and the office of CITU, a labour organisation in the village.

"Around three-four people came here, they asked us to vacate the houses and go behind the school. They then blasted then asked us to go back and sleep in our houses and told us there is nothing to fear," said Dasrath Tansen, a villager. (ANI)

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