Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik Monday praised the Kandhmal police SP and his force for action against the Maoists in the district.

“Patnaik talked to Kandhmal SP Prateek Singh today over telephone and appreciated the efforts of SP and his team in containing Maoist activities in Kandhamal district”, said a CMP release.

Meanwhile, the police have identified the dead Maoists.

  1. Sukru@ Kosa Sodi – State Committee member
  2. Itesh – Area committee member
  3. Reen- Area committee member
  4. Yet to be ascertained