KHAMMAM: High alert has been sounded in the Agency areas of the district ahead of Maoist Martyr’s Week slated between July 28 and August 3. Sensing trouble ahead, the Intelligence department has beefed up security in the Agency pockets. Additional units of COBRA, CRPF, and Greyhounds have been deployed along the border areas and other places. Forces camping in the Agency areas of Bhadrachalam have launched combing operations in forest areas.
Meanwhile, wall posters bearing Maoist agenda have come up at Laxmipuram and other places in the Agency area. The Ultras, through the posters, have sought public support to wage a war against Union and state governments for killing innocent tribals. The posters also criticised the state and Central governments for their anti-people policies, and taking up operation Green Hunt in AP, Telangana and Chhattisgarh. Taking cue from the posters, higher officials have alerted all the 11 police stations along the border areas and instructed them to maintain a strict vigil. Police suspect Ultras might attack their stations and damage government properties