Atabira: The local residents of Atabira have found few Maoist banners & leaflets on the Hirakud Dam connecting to Bargarh canal, which indicates the presence of Maoists in the location. The incident has stirred a panic situation among the local residents. Maoists are planning to observe the Shahid Diwas from July 28th to August 3rd, according to the leaf lets.
Police had carried out a combing operation around 5 years ago suspecting Maoists presence at the location. But there was no information regarding Maoists at the location for last 5 years.
According to the source, 3 young men were seen tying banners & threw some leaf lets on the fence of a garden near Bargarh canal. Later they went towards the office of the Forest Ranger, had a talk with the night watchman and headed straight into the forest.