Bhubaneswar: The Communist Party of India (Maoists) has threatened to blow up two police stations in Odisha’s Kandhamal district. The two police stations in the red rebels’ target include Raikia and Ghumusura, Udayagari.

Posters were pasted on walls of school buildings, bus-stand and residential houses, which mentioned the names of a few local people who were arrested by the Raikia and Ghumusura police on fabricated charges.

Signed by Suneel, the head of Ghumusura division of the Maoist organization, the posters also referred to “illegal” arrest of social worker Bidyaratna Mani and sought his immediate release.

The rebels have given 24 hours ultimatum to the police to release Bidyaratna and other “innocent” persons arrested during the recent anti-Maoist operations.

In the posters seized from Raikia town, the rebels said that the officials of the two police stations were harassing the local people by “intentionally” linking them with Maoist organisations.