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18 Maoists Killed In Encounter In Odisha's Malkangiri

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  1. Darth Marr

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    BHUBANESWAR/VISAKHAPATNAM: Eighteen Maoists were gunned down in an exchange of fire with the Greyhounds of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha Police in Malkangiri forest area on the Andhra-Odisha border in the early hours today, a top police official here said.

    According to AP Police, two constables of Greyhounds, an elite anti-Maoist force, were injured in the encounter that occurred during a routine combing operation being jointly carried out by police of both the states at Ramgurha in Malkangiri district of Odisha. The injured constables were shifted for treatment to Visakhapatnam by helicopter, the police official added.

    "The operation spot comes under Chitrakonda police limits of Malkangiri. The joint operation was carried out in cut-off areas of Chitrakonda close to Andhra Pradesh border. We seized some weapons from the Maoists," ADG (intelligence) of Odisha Arun Sarangi told TOI.

    Sarangi said the blueprint of the operation was finalized two days ago. "We had tip-off about movement of the Maoists in the cut-off area. We informed the Andhra Pradesh police for assistance," Sarangi said, adding "The bodies will be brought to Chitrakonda for identification and post-mortem."

    The face-off between the security personnel and the outlaws lasted for about an hour. The ultras were said to be resting after a meeting when the encounter took place. Police have recovered four AK-47 rifles from the scene of the encounter.

    AP Director General of Andhra Police Nanduri Sambasiva Rao left for Visakhapatnam immediately upon receiving news of the encounter.
    The DGP said combing operation was still continuing as there was information that there were some more Maoists roaming in the region. Sources said that top Maoist leaders like Gajarla Ravi alias Uday, Bengal Sudhir, Anil , RK alias Saketh's son Munna, Bakuri Venkata Ramana alias Ganesh and others were in the area at the time of the encounter.
     
  2. Osiris

    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    24 Maoists lost life in encounter ,Good job Security forces
     
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    It's music to my ears. I am sure Kavita krishnan must be in tears tonight.
     
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    Gajarala Ravi alias Uday, the military commander of CPI (Maoist)'s AOB confirmed dead in operations
    Top Maoist leader and cc member Ramakrishna's son also believed to be dead in operation
    East div sec Appa Rao alias Chalapathi also dead
    Aruna, senior Maoist leader and wife of east secy Div, Chalapathi, also dead in the encounter
    Other senior Maoist leaders killed in Malkangiri op: Daya, Rajanna (Ravi), Venkataramanna Murthy (Ganesh), Bengal Suresh

    This news is too good to be true. I so want to see the commie faces right now....

    Source @rahulpandita
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  6. R!CK

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    Though using force against them was initially opposed and peaceful methods were promoted. There is no better way to deal with people who are willing to ambush security forces. While not all Maoist groups resort to such violence, majority of them still believe in targeting security forces to remain relevant. Such groups should be eliminated with no mercy to send a message to other such groups. Even air support must be provided to troops against these troops rather than preserving air assets only for self defense. Why should our ground forces attack a camp which gives a higher terrain advantage to the enemies while our air assets are sitting on the ground? Air support is perhaps an only advantage our forces have over such militants and we hesitate to use them. If we can't eliminate hundreds of ruthless militants inside our own territory for ages, then whats the point basking in glory of cross border strikes?

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    Maoist encounter on Odisha-Andhra border: Ultras grip on Malkangiri weakens as local support wanes

    The citadel has begun to crumble. Early on Monday morning, Maoists suffered their biggest setback in an area where they have notched up some of their biggest successes in recent years. Twenty four Maoist cadres – among them some of the big guns of the dreaded Andhra Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee (AOBSZC) of the CPI (Maoist) — lay dead at the end of the encounter with a joint team of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha police.

    It was this remote, rugged, forested terrain known as the ‘cut off’ area – a cluster of some 150 villages separated from the mainland by two reservoirs — that the Maoists had made their home for over a decade now. Situated in the tri-junction of three states – Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Chhattisgarh – it was an area where the writ of the state simply did not run and Maoists did as they pleased till recently. The densely forested area made it possible for the Maoists to roam freely from one state to the other even as it made it difficult for security forces to enter the area.

    And when they did, the cut off area proved to be a veritable graveyard for the security forces. On 29 June, 2008, Maoists ambushed a motor boat carrying 38 personnel of ‘Greyhounds’, the elite, anti-Maoist unit of Andhra police (the same outfit that led the operation on Monday morning), who were returning after a back-breaking three-day combing operation in the ‘cut off’ area through the Balimela reservoir, killing all of them. Less than a month later, the Red ultras blew up an anti-landmine vehicle, killing 17 paramilitary personnel on the spot. In February 2011, they abducted R Vineel Krishna, the then collector of Malkangiri, while he was on a visit to the area to oversee some development projects and kept him hostage for nine days before releasing him.

    Though killing of tribals on suspicion of being police informers and attacks on public assets like mobile towers and construction sites have continued intermittently, it has been clear for some time now that the Maoist hold on the area is slackening. The biggest proof of the dwindling clout of the Red rebels in the area is the frenetic pace at which work on a 918 metre bridge over river Gurupriya, a project that has had to be abandoned repeatedly in the last few years due to stiff opposition from Maoists, has been progressing in recent months. On a visit to the area in June this year, additional chief secretary UN Behera had boasted that the bridge would be completed before the deadline of September next year. Once completed, the bridge would connect the ‘cut off’ area to mainland Malkangiri by road, making it easier for security forces to reach there – the main reason the Maoists have opposed it all these years.

    How did the turn-around in fortunes for Maoists come about? Reports from the ground suggest that it is the steadily shrinking support of the local tribals that has weakened the Maoists in the recent past.

    Disillusionment with the Maoists, coupled with the mass outreach programme launched by Malkangiri police under the leadership of SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra, has seen scores of Maoists surrender and hundreds of their supporters and sympathisers joined the social mainstream in recent months. Over 200 Maoist sympathisers turned their back on their erstwhile benefactors in March-April this year.

    In fact, sources in the Odisha police confirmed that the information about Maoists assembly in the Bhejingi forests was passed on to the security forces by villagers. Having received this vital information, Odisha police sounded out its Andhra counterpart two days before the encounter. Together with the Special Operations Group (SOG) and District Volunteer Force (DVF) of the Odisha Police, the ‘Greyhounds’ of the Andhra Police prepared the blueprint for the ambush that ultimately resulted in the killing of the 24 Maoists on Monday.

    Asked about the possibility of the Maoists regrouping, a top officer of the Odisha police told Firstpost, “It will be very hard for them to regroup in a hurry. But we are not going to lower our guard. We will continue to maintain a strict vigil on their activities and keep the heat on them to ensure that they don’t bounce back.”

    Not long ago, Maoists were active in as many as 18 of the 30 districts in Odisha. But with their footprints steadily vanishing from most of these areas, including the Narayanpatna and Bandhugaon areas in neighbouring Koraput district, the cut off area in Malkangiri remained their sole stronghold. Once this area is freed from their clutches, Maoists would have a tough time finding a foothold in Odisha.


    http://www.firstpost.com/politics/m...eakens-ultras-grip-on-malkangiri-3070306.html
     
  8. brahmos_ii

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    its not 18 total of 28 killed in this encounter...
     
  9. Lion of Rajputana

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    So how much of India are the Maoists actually active in now? And how far have we come under the current Gvt in the fight against the Maoists?
     
  10. Levina

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    This is the man. He looked like a LTTE member.

     
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  11. Soumya

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    It will take some time to eradicate maoist issue. The anti maoist operation is being done by police and paramilitary.

    Govt needs to bring development to those regions.
     
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    Govt is trying best to avoid civilian casualties. So the operation is slow. Another factor is anti maoist op is conducted by police and paramilitary and deep inside jungles and mountainous regions. It takes time.

    Let me tell you the situation of my state odisha. They were very close to coastal region of odisha even to state capital Bhubaneswar. Then centre rushed in CRPF and with the help of paramilitary, police able to counter maoists effectively. Now only some districts of western odisha is affected by maoists. Coastal and central odisha has not seen any maoist activity in recent times.
     
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    Rot in Hell. :terrorist:
     
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    Great news :dance3:
    But this problem will not be solve unless we cut of the head of this barbaric movement
     

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