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Maoist operation: Cash rewards for Odisha cops

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced cash rewards of Rs 10 lakh each for Bolangir and district police over the recent successful anti-Maoist operations.

Patnaik made the announcement after presiding over a review meeting on the Maoist situation in the state at the here.

He said the rewards are over and above the cash award being given to the police engaged in anti-Maoist operations.

Stating that the Left Wing Extremism situation in the state was well under control, Patnaik said: Apart from this, the police officers and the staff would be felicitated.

He also congratulated Bolangir and district police and SOG (special operation group) jawans for their efforts in combating Maoists.

Earlier, after the successful anti-Maoist operations, Patnaik had called upon the Left Wing Extremists to lay down arms and join the mainstream.

The announcement came days after seven Maoists were killed in separate encounters with security personnel in and Bolangir districts.

had congratulated Patnaik over Polices success in anti-Maoist operations.

A P Padhi, R Balakrishnan, of Police R P Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 16:10 IST