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19 Maoists were killed in encounter while 39 were arrested

Bhubaneswar: 30/12/18:As many as 19 Maoists were killed in encounter while 39 were arrested after exchange of fire with security forces this year, Director General of Police (DGP) RP Sharma said on Saturday.

Presenting the annual report at a press conference here about the success of the state police in anti-Maoist operation, Sharma said a total of 27 extremists surrendered to police this year.

“We have appealed to Maoists to lay down arms. Those who left the Maoist organisation and surrendered were brought to the mainstream of the society,” Sharma told mediapersons.

Speaking about violence activities by the ultras, Sharma said damage of public properties and violence will not be tolerated.

“In a democracy, all have the rights to protest, but none has rights for violence. Last year, the state witnessed three major incidents. All the culprits have been identified,” Sharma added.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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