Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Five Naxals held in Karnataka

28 Apr 2009, 1652 hrs IST, PTI

MANGALORE: Five Naxals and 30 of their sympathizers were on Tuesday arrested as a preventive measure in the wake of the rebels' call for boycott of
the Lok Sabha polls ahead of the third phase on April 30.

Three arrested Naxals were involved in triggering off an explosion by throwing hand grenade at Matholli in Sringeri recently, in which two policemen were injured, Gopal Hosur Western Range DIG told reporters here.

Two others were wanted in connection with a murder case in Odeyarmath in Sringeri, he said.

As many as 162 polling stations coming under Naxal affected areas, including Shimoga, had been provided with adequate security, Range said, adding roads in all Naxal hit areas would be subjected to thorough checking.

Election was held to 17 Lok Sabha constituencies in the first phase in Karnataka on April 23 and the remaining 11 will go to polls on April 30.

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