Interstate senior police officials meet to tackle Maoist threats

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Koraput: Odisha police today conducted an Interstate senior police officials meet at Jeypore in Koraput district to chalk out strategies to tackle Maoist threats in inter-state border areas.

The meeting is being conducted in the wake of upcoming general elections in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

Reportedly, the meeting is underway under the chairmanship of DIG (South-Western Range) Himanshu Lal. Top police officials from the neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have joined the discussion on possible measures to be taken up for tackling Maoist threat during upcoming elections.

Odisha police along with its neighbouring counterparts will also draft a plan to curb the activity of Maoist cadres during the pre-election and the voting days, sources said.

Notably, Naxals routinely give election boycott calls and often target political workers, leaders and polling agents during the campaigning and on the day of voting. For that, the extremists may resort to propaganda apart from resorting to violence.

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