High alert in Maoist-hit districts ahead of PLGA Week

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Malkangiri: Ahead of the annual People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) Week to be observed from December 2 to 8, a high alert has been sounded in all Maoist-hit districts across Odisha.

According to sources, during the programme, the rebels will conduct meetings and rally in all villages. During the week, the extremists usually focus on recruitment and pay tributes to the slain cadres. Besides, martyr pillars in the villages will be constructed in memory of the comrades.

The central forces in Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, and Kandhamal districts have been directed to keep track of Maoist activities.

According to sources, the combing operations are scheduled to be intensified by the district police, Special Operation Group (SOG) and the District Voluntary Force (DVF).

In view of the week-long programme, a high alert has been issued in all districts bordering Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand in order to avoid any violence.

The banned outfit has been observing the PLGA week in memory of slain cadres Nalla Adi Reddy, alias Syam, Murali and Naresh, who were killed in an encounter at Koyyuru in Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh in 2000.

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