Odisha Police on
Saturday recovered a banner allegedly written by Maoists,
threatening to kill two MLAs and several police informers in
two districts of the state.
The handwritten banner did not mention names of the
two MLAs but said they are from Ganjam and Kandhamal
districts, police said.
The unnamed police informers on the hit list also
belong to these two districts.
"The Maoist banner was found in Darpanga area (in
Ganjam district). We are verifying its genuineness," Ganjam
Superintendent of Police Brijesh Kumar Rai said.
The banner written in white paint on a red cloth in
Odia was found near Darpanga on Bhanjanagara-Phulbani road in
Ganjam district. Local people found the banner in the morning
and informed the police.
The SP said security personnel have been rushed to the
place from where the hand written banner was recovered.
Since the banner did not mention any specific Maoist
unit or division, the police suspected it could be fake.
"It might be the handiwork of some anti-social
elements who have taken in the name of the Maoists," said a
senior police officer requesting anonymity.
The recovery of the "Maoist" banner followed the
killing of two political leaders - a sitting and a former MLA
of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) - near Araku in neighbouring
Andhra Pradesh by the red rebels on September 23.
"We have already provided security to some of the MLAs
in the district after the incident in Andhra Pradesh," police
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