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Maoists’ PLGA Week Begins, Security Stepped Up In Malkangiri

Malkangiri: In view of the People’s Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA) Week being observed from today by the banned outfit of Maoists, security arrangements have been beefed up in the left wing extremism (LWE)-sensitive district here in south Odisha.

During the PLGA Week, that is slated to continue till December 8, the ultras organize meetings in the villages and try to lure the gullible rural-folk, especially the youth mass, to join them as cadres.

Past records show that the red rebels also resort to violent antics during this PLGA Week observance in a bid to make their presence felt as well as exert pressure on the administration.
On the contrary, adequate security arrangements have been made by the civil and police administrations in the entire district here to scuttle any untoward incident. High alert has been sounded while both the district police personnel and paramilitary forces have stepped up their patrolling and combing operation in the vulnerable pockets.

As a precautionary measure, vehicular movement has been regulated while the government bus services in the Maoist-infested areas have been stopped, sources said.

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