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Maoist Scenario.


Activities of the Left Wing Extremists (LWE) remained under control in the State during the year 2018. No Maoist activities were noticed in six districts i.e. Gajapati, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Mayurbhanj, Ganjam and Keonjhar. The problem remained challenging in parts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Kalahandi, Rayagada, Kandhamal and Nuapada districts. 54 LWE related incidents were reported in the State during the period, which included 26 incidents of exchanges of fire, mostly due to Police initiatives.

As many as 19 CPI (Maoist) cadres were killed, 39 arrested and 27 surrendered, 40 guns, 24 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and large quantity of ammunition and other Maoist articles were recovered during anti-naxal operations in the State during the period-2018 .