State to use chopper in anti-Maoist operations

Police top brass conduct areial survey of Karimnagar forest

Published: 26th February 2013 08:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2013 08:06 AM   |  A+A-


For the first time, the Andhra Pradesh police will use a helicopter in the anti-Naxalite operations.

Director-general of police (DGP) V Dinesh Reddy launched unified command anti-Maoist operations at Mahadevpur in Karimnagar district on Monday.

As part of the operation, the DGP, along with other senior police officials, conducted an aerial survey of the forest area.

The new chopper will be utilised for anti-Naxalite operations in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra and Bijapur of Chhattisgarh also as part of the drive against Naxalites of North Telangana.

After conducting the aerial survey, the DGP told mediamen that the special operation would help the police keep track of extremist movements.

The state police will provide proper training to the Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh police in conducting combing operations and in preventing extremist activities in Naxalite-affected places.

Stating that Karimnagar, Adilabad, Khammam, Warangal, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam and East Godavari districts were Maoist-affected places in the state, the DGP said that they would launch the anti-Naxalite aerial operation near the Andhra-Odisha border shortly.

Replying to a query on the twin bomb blasts that took place in Hyderabad on Thursday, Dinesh Reddy said that they obtained CCTV footage which was being examined by the investigation teams to get leads in the investigation into the terror attack.

Additional director-general of police (Law & Order) SA Huda, additional DGP (Greyhounds) JV Ramudu, additional DGP (Logistics) VSK Kaumudi and inspector-general (Greyhounds) PSR Anjaneyulu participated in the aerial survey.

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