TWO WOMEN MAOISTS SURRENDER
Koraput,07/03/19:Two women Maoist cadres surrendered before DGP Rajendra Prasad Sharma, who is in Koraput district to attend a poll preparedness review meeting on anti-Maoist operations during poll .
The surrendered militants have been identified as Madi Sukanti and Kausalya Khila.
According to police reports, Madi was an area committee member, while Kausalya was a member of the Khila part. The two rebels were reportedly involved in several violent activities across Malkangiri district, officials added.
The duo will be rehabilitated and provided monetary assistance as per the Surrender and Rehabilitation Scheme of Government of Odisha, the police further informed.
On Thursday DGP,Sharma reviewed the preparedness of Police and Central Armed Police forces in South Western Range in view of the ensuing general and assembly elections.
Director (Intelligence) Sunil Ray, IG, BSF, Senior CAPF Officers, DIG, SWR and Superintendents of Police of SWR Range were present in the meeting.
Sharma interacted with the Police and CAPF Officers regarding their preparedness for the ensuing elections. He exhorted all officers to work as a team and ensure that the ensuing elections are conducted peacefully and without any violence.
He reviewed the operational preparedness of the Police and guided the present Police Officers to increase the intelligence-based operations. The DGP also interacted with PRI members from Ganja cultivation areas of Malkangiri and Koraput district.
An elaborate discussion was made on shifting of cultivation from Ganja to other crops. PRI members participated in discussions and showed their willingness to make the people aware of alternate corps.
They suggested that turmeric cultivation and vegetable farming can be taken up. They suggested to have a procurement centre for turmeric at Chitrakonda Mandi which will motivate the farmers to go for alternate farming. Sharma assured them that he would apprise the Government of the issues so that these discussions convert into a working mechanism to develop an alternate cropping system in the area so that drug menace is uprooted from the source itself in the area.