MALKANGIRI, Dec. 2: Naxal PLGA week (Pupils Liberation of Guerrilla Army) began here at Malkangiri from today amidst posters and bandh. It would go on till 8 December. Police patrolling in and outside the district headquarters and combing operations in various sensitive pockets have been intensified. All vehicles are being checked at all entry points of the town. Besides this, Naxalites had succeeded in sticking posters and banners even inside the town for the first time. The police have recovered posters and banners from the DNK Parade ground which is just a few metres away from the SP office and the police reserve office. Thousands of posters have been been pasted all the way from Malkangiri to Motu. Traffic has been disrupted in this region. The Malkangiri SP, Mr Stish Ku Gajbhiye assured that necessary measures have been taken to resume traffic movement from Malkangiri to Motu and said that the security has been put on an alert.
The Naxalites has called for strengthening of the PLGA unit by joining in large numbers in the posters. After the formation of PLGA in 2000, Naxalites blasted the Potteru police out post and the Dhalis house at Potteru in 2001. A police vehicle was blasted in 2002, rice was looted from various GP godowns at kalimela and MV-79 and MV 88 outpost were blown off in 2003 and 2004 December. In 2005, Dhalis house at MV 55 was blown off and arms looted from the security personnel on duty. Keeping this in view, security has been beefed up at Malkangiri. n sns