Odisha: Maoists destroyed 2 mobile towers in Koraput district
Saturday, December 03, 2011
by Manoranjan Routray; Koraput: The Maoists are celebrating their PLGA (People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army) 11th anniversary starting from 2nd December to 8th December. The CPI (Maoist) concentrates on recruitment of fresh cadres into the party during the PLGA week every year.
Maoists destroyed two mobile towers near Boipariguda police station in the district of Koraput on the first day of PLGA week. “No explosives have been used in the attack. The Maoists have used Kerosene to set afire the battery room.”
Moreover Koraput, normal life was also affected in Malkangiri, Rayagada and Gajapati districts in south Odisha on the start of the PLGA week marking the foundation day of People”s Liberation Guerrilla Army by the red rebels. Passenger buses and other vehicles remained off the roads in these districts. Shops and business establishments also downed their shutter in several places, particularly in remote areas.
Thousands of wall posters have been pasted across almost all important towns in Malkangiri, Koraput and Gajapati districts said to the support in the state. The Maoists too have put the posters on buses and urged the people to support the people’s war. The Maoists in one of the poster say that the name PLGA (Peoples Liberation Guerrilla Army) will be renamed into PLA (Peoples Liberation Army).
All the Government and private buses plying from Jeypore in Koraput district to different places of Malkangiri district, Lamtaput, Ankadeli, Machkund remained off the roads to avoid any untoward incident due to observation of PLGA Week by the Maoists. The Maoists, who had blocked the roads by felling trees and digging big holes last week, were cleared by the police and BSF jawans and the route to Parvatipuram in AP, Rayagada and Laxmipur from Narayanpatna was normal.
Joint combing operations by central and state security personnel too have been intensified as it is feared that the Maoists would launch unexpected attacks to take revenge of the killing og Communist Party of India (Maoist) Polit Bureau member Koteshwara Rao alias Kishenji was gunned down by the joint security forces in the Burisole forest in Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal.