Bhubaneswar: The body of slain BSF Jawan, Sunil Behera, who was killed by a landmine in Koraput district, was consigned to flames at Satya Nagar crematorium here on Saturday. He was cremated following a guard of honour by Commissionerate Police.
Meanwhile, IG (Operations) Soumendra Kumar Priyadarshi Saturday rushed to the blast site in Koraput district and reviewed the anti-Maoist operation continuing in the area.
Sources said the top cop held meetings with senior police and paramilitary personnel to take stock of the situation and device further strategy to combat Maoist menace.
Two BSF jawan including deputy commandant Sunil Behera were killed on Friday when Maoists detonated a landmine in Koraput district, while another BSF jawan was seriously injured in the attack. The explosion took place when a motorbike the three were riding ran over a landmine in Kaliajhula forests, Koraput Superintendent of Police Charan Singh Meena said.
The explosion occurred a few kilometres from where a businessman was shot dead by Maoists on Thursday night.
Maoists are observing a two-day ‘bandh’ in Nuapada, Malkangiri and Kalahandi districts from Friday to protest against ‘Operation Greenhunt’, a joint operation by security forces against Maoists.