Rayagada/Jeypore: Security has been beefed up in Malkangiri, Koraput and Rayagada districts in the wake of the week-long Martyrs’ Week which began today.
Maoists have released an audio tape urging people to observe Martyrs’ Week.
The red rebels observe the week from July 28 to August 3 to pay tribute to their leaders organising various programmes and meetings. They also recruit new carders during this period.
The BSF and police personnel have intensified combing operations in Maoist-hit areas in the districts.