A Police Superintendent Jagmohan Meena expressed that “After an exchange of fire, Maoists usually flee from the site of encounter in search of a safe location. As Malkangiri shares boundary with Chhattisgarh, the rebels may try to sneak into our territory.”
Sukam District also shares the boundary with Chhattisgarh, which was the encountered site that has been sealed as well as forces were positioned at the entry points, reports the Senior Policeman.
He continued that, “The vehicles entering into the district are being frisked at the border areas and the waterways have been put under strict vigil. Police patrolling has also been intensified in the vulnerable areas.”