High alert in Maoist-hit districts as red rebels observe PLGA week

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Bhubaneswar: Security has been beefed up in many Maoist affected districts of Odisha as the red rebels are observing the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) week beginning from today.

According to reports, bus services Government buses have suspended their services and are off-road in Malkangiri and Rayagada districts as a precautionary measure, following the call for observation of the PLGA week by Maoists.

Combing and anti-insurgency operations have also been intensified in several parts of the state where Maoists are active.

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.

Maoists have put up posters in several parts of Malkangiri and Rayagada district urging people to observe ‘martyrs week’.

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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