Report;Manoj Kanta Dash, Odishabarta
Ganapati,30/04/19:Gajapati’s superintendent of police Sarah Sharma said the landmine was recovered from under in Dhepaguda Jungle under Adaba police station area.
Ms Sarah Sharma,SP ,Gajapati intimated that based on intelligence input regarding the movement of a small group of Maoist in Dhepaguda - Kandhaba- Balaiganda area villagers under Adava PS limit, an area domination operation was planned in the bottomless forest of Dhepaguda in order to neutralise the Maoists means in these areas.
All total 22 DVFs and one Cop Mr Lalait Mohan Sagar of Mohona PS were utilised to conduct area domination. They ascertained the operation plan was made accordingly with experts, Officer in charge of DIOC,Gajapati under the direct supervision Ms Sarah Sharma,SP,Gajapati.
SP,Gajapati informed to Press that, on 29th (Monday) at about 8.45 PM our operational party proceeded for to identify the Anti-Naxal operation exactly or not (?). On 30/04/19 (Tuesday) at about 6 AM the operational team detected two nos of Landmine weighing approx 50 Kgs (35 Kg and 15 Kg ) In the jungle of Dhepaguda.
Immediately the operational team informed to the SP,Gajapati about their script data. Accordingly the IIC Adava instructed to rush to the spot along with the Bomb disposal team with immediate effect .
While interacted with the SP,Gajapati,Ms Sharma she said,”I also reached to the spot by taking all precautions and both the bombs were defused in jungle by the bomb disposal team in presence and the Mohona PS were utilised to conduct.
“Regular area domination exercises are being carried out in the affected areas in close coordination with local administration. We have been instrumental in containing the Maoist menace to a large extent,” said Sarah Sharma.
Mr Yatindra Koyal,IG (SR) appreciate the success of Gajapati Police and issued instruction to all the superintendents of police under the Southern range of the Maoist-affected districts to remain on alert.