Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hunt on for Naxal group in Kudremukh forests

TNN 10 November 2009, 10:02pm IST

CHIKMAGALUR: The Chikmagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Shimoga police have started a massive hunt for a Naxal group suspected to be roaming in
the forests of Kudremukh hills.

According to police sources, the armed and civil police from the four districts and the anti-Naxal force have been divided into groups to scour the forests in Sringeri, Koppa, Kalasa, Udupi and Belthangady for the Naxal group.

From Chikmagalur district alone, 1,500 armed policemen have been sent for the combing operations. The groups are carrying plenty of dry fruits, bread and biscuits with them. The intense search is likely to continue for three days.
The police have started searching areas like Kerekatte, Kigga, Sirimane, Kalasa, Menasinahadya and other remote areas which Naxalites often use to take rest or shelter.

The three-day search began on the orders of DGP Ajai Kumar Singh. Singh held a meeting of all four district police officers at Karkala recently.

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