Maoists threat to blow up govt offices in Orissa
Rourkela: Maoists have allegedly threatened
to blow up block offices in Sundergarh district if the
authorities failed to pay compensation to families in Subdega
and Balishankara area who had lost lives and properties in
The block development officers of Subdega and
Balishankara got the threat yesterday by post.
Two letters written with red ink in English, Oriya and
Sadri (local adivasi language) have threatened the officials
to pay compensation within September 5 to families in the
blocks which lost their members, properties and crop in
elephant attacks since 2006, officials said today.
The rebels demanded Rs three lakh to families who lost
their members in pachyderm attacks, Rs two lakh for those
whose houses were completely damaged and Rs 50,000 for half
damaged and Rs 30,000 for partially damaged houses.
The ultras threatened to blow up the block offices on
September 11 if their demand was not met, the officials said.
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