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Express News ServiceFirst Published : 19 Mar 2009 03:41:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 19 Mar 2009 02:03:56 PM IST

WARANGAL: Though there is a lull in Maoist activities in the district, there is a lurking fear among the police that the banned extremist group may strike during the forthcoming general elections only to prove their presence.

Making the apprehensions true, police discovered arms dumps in Tadwai, Kothguda and Eturunagaram mandals.

In the neighbouring Khammam district bordering Chattisgarh, Maoists pasted wall posters asking people to boycott the general elections. Similar wall posters appeared in Venkatapuram and Vajedu mandals in Khammam district.

According to information available with the police, Bade Nageswara Rao alias Haribushan, secretary of the North Telangana South Zonal Committee of the CPI (Maoists), recently visited certain places in the district. This was confirmed by Warangal SP V C Sajjanar at a media conference.

There was a steep fall in the Naxal activities in the district following measures taken by the government and several Maoist leaders, their dalams moved to the neighbouring Chattisgarh.

In all likelihood, they may come from Chattisgarh, strike the targets and retreat. About six action teams and about 70 Maoists are reportedly shadowing the politicians.

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