Border with Chhattisgarh on alert after Maoists call for bandh

Responding to AOB encounter in which 30 Maoists were killed, CPI (Maoist) calls strike, eliciting combing operations and vehicle checks.

Published: 03rd November 2016 05:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd November 2016 05:05 AM   |  A+A-

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In view of Maoist party bandh, police personnel check a vehicle in Bhadrachalam on Wednesday | Express photo

By Express News Service

KOTHAGUDEM:In the wake of the call given by the Maoist party to observe bandh on Thursday to protest  encounter on Andhra-Odisha Border a few days ago in which 30 Maoists were gunned down, the police beefed up security on Telangana - Chhattisgarh border.

CRPF, Greyhounds and special parties have been deployed along the border areas and combing operation have been intensified to keep Maoists from entering into Telangana from Chhattisgarh. SP Ambar Kishore Jha convened a meeting with Officer on Special Duty (OSD),  CRPF commandant Janath Singh at his office in Kothagudem on Wednesday and instructed them to take precautions.

Security forces have sealed the entire border and are not allowing anybody into Telangana  from Chhattisgarh unless there is a valid proof that they are from Telangana. 

All police stations in the agency area are put on high alert and policemen were told not to go out alone from stations and increase security at all police stations. Intelligence department has alerted the police that Maoists may attack government properties, police forces and people’s representatives.

On the advice of Intelligence department, police officials asked elected representatives to go to safer places. Suspecting influx of Maoists from Chhattisgarh into Telangana,  the police has intensified vehicle checking in all mandal headquarters of Bhadrachalam, Dummagudem and Cherla in Bhadrachalam division. OSD (Anti Naxal Operations) P Shobhan Kumar, said single police movement is restricted in the agency area and night vigil has been increased at all police stations.

Patrolling has been increased in all border police stations. He also said searches are going on at suspected places in the agency area. The SP is monitoring the situation with officials regularly. The districts of Prof Jayashankar, Warangal as ndsome parts of Karimnagar and Adilabad are also on high alert.

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