Malkangiri: A day after police gunned down five rebels, including two women, affiliated with the banned CPI (Maoist) in an encounter in Malkangiri district, Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma today the district to boost the morale of the security personnel engaged in anti-Maoist operations.
The DGP reviewed the anti-Maoist operations at Malkangiri district police headquarters along with ADG (Operations) RP Koche, Special Intelligence Wing IG Ghanshyam Upadhyay and SOG Commandant Anirudh Singh.
The DGP laid emphasis on proper intelligence input, coordination among different wings of security forces for a better fight against Maoists.
Notably, acting of a specific intelligence inputs about the presence of six militants, two units of the Special Operation Group (SOG) launched a search operation in the Bhenjagwada reserve forest under Kalimela police limits on Sunday night. When the militants saw the police, they opened fire, triggering a gunfight.
And during the early hours of Monday, security personnel gunned down five Maoists, including two women cadres while the group leader, Randev, managed to escape during the encounter.