COIMBATORE: Seven armed Maoists including three women cadre reportedly came to a village in Coonoor and urged over 100 villagers to boycott the elections, before pasting placards on walls with similar insurrectionist messages.
Police sources said that the Maoists had come to the Nedukkal Kambai near Kolakambai police station limits on Friday night. They addressed the villagers and promised to restore them rights to the forests. They also urged the villagers to join the armed struggle against the government.
A large contingent of policemen were deployed in the area following the incident.
Police confirmed that a case had been registered against the Maoists under many Sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and The Arms Act. Combing operations are on.