Concerned over Tuesday's Maoist attack on a former JMM MP in Orissa's Mayurbhanj district where three cops were killed, Orissa government today said culprits would soon be nabbed.
"Police is probing into the matter thorougly and chasing the persons involved in the incident", chief minister Naveen Patnaik said.
Dubbing the incident as "drastric", Patnaik said that adequate steps had been taken to ensure that the culprits were not able to sneak into neighbouring Jharkhand or West Bengal.
While a high alert had been sounded in the border areas of Mayurbhanj connecting West Bengal and Jharkhand, security personnel, including CRPF jawans and members of the state's elite anti-naxalite force, the Special Operation Group (SOG) had launched combing operation.
The Maoists had gunned down three policemen, including the security personnel of JMM leader Sudam Marandi, after a football match in Mayurbhanj last evening.
"The ultras opened fire on Marandi when he was walking down towards his vehicle", DIG, northen range, Y K Jethwa told reporters.