MADURAI: The ‘Q’ branch has alerted the state police following the recent Maoist movement in Wayanad district of Kerala.
According to police sources, the ‘Q’ branch has told them that seven uniformed Maoists including two women had allegedly been to a school located close to a lodge near the forests in Thirunelli police limits in Wayanad a few days ago.
It is alleged that the Maoists had distributed propaganda pamphlets to the people there and told them that the Western Ghats region would soon come under their control. They had also allegedly spoken against the government policies to the villagers there.
Sources said that the Maoists were there only for a brief period and left the place quickly after buying groceries.
It may be noted that there was fire exchange between the Kerala police and Maoists in the forests near Attappadi. Though the police did not suffer injuries, some Maoist cadres were believed to have been injured.
Following this, the ‘Q’ branch has issued alerts to the Madurai, Theni, Dindigul, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Erode and Coimbatore district police and also the STF based in Sathyamangalam. The police have been asked to monitor any suspicious movement as they fear Maoist infiltration.