Chhattisgarh Elections: Odisha Police Heightens Border Security To Check Maoists Influx

09 November 2018

Bikash Das

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Bhubaneswar: A day after the Election Commission asked the Odisha Government to seal its border with poll-bound Chhattisgarh, the State police have beefed up security in the bordering areas.

The police have mounted surveillance on vehicles to intercept illegal movement of people carrying liquor, cash and other incriminating materials, DG Police, Dr RP Sharma said.

Checking of vehicles along the bordering Sukma, Dornapal and Khonta areas has been intensified and police teams are patrolling the areas to prevent smuggling of liquor, ganja and infiltration of black money and Maoists. Malkangiri shares its border with Chhattisgarh at three places: Sukma, Dornapal and Khonta.

While Sukma is only 28 kms from Malkangiri district headquarters and around 10 kms of district boundary is porus, the State police is on high alert to check influx of Maoists into Odisha from Chhattisgarh which holds Assembly elections in two phases on November 12 and 20.

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Dr RP Sharma, DGP, Odisha