Malkangiri : In the aftermath of last month’s anti-Maoist operations in Chitrakonda area of Malkangiri district along Odisha-Andhra border that shook up the rebel organizations, extremists have started to rebuild their camp and look to strengthen by forcing innocent villagers to get into their cadre. Such a situation has put people under unease as the ones who do not cede to their orders are being threatened. With such threat looming, as many as 30 persons including males, females and kids have left their villages in panic.
Sources said five families of Dabuguda village under Andrapalli GP in the far cut off Malkangiri have left their village in fear of Maoists. With the red rebels trying to force young boys and girls into their cadre and threatening for life if they do not oblige, people in the area and nearby have resorted to the last option and are quitting their homes leaving property and cattle behind.
Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra briefed media persons saying that villagers have moved to their relatives to settle in Kudumuluguma amid increasing threats from Maoists and tried. “Public support has completely reduced for Maoists. But the Maoists are threatening the people who have started speaking against them openly,” he said.
As per information, there has been intensified proliferation of Maoists in the border areas of both states as they look forward to to reunite and rebuild their team which has borne a major setback due to recent Chitrakonda operations by Odisha-Andhra security personnel which claimed 30 extremists life on October 24.
Last week on Thursday red rebels organized ‘people’s meet’ or Prajameli to garner support from the local villages since it is vital for their renovation.