In a statement here on Tuesday, he said combing operations in the forests and villages on Telangana-Chhattisgarh have been intensified while police surveillance had been increased in Cherla, Dummugudem and Bhadrachalam mandals in the district.
Serious action would be taken against those who were found helping the naxals. No one should go into the forests or into Chhattisgarh to help the Maoists. Traders and doctors should not risk their lives by helping the naxals, Dutt warned.
The Maoists have killed 25 adivasis in Chhattisgarh in the past two months and two persons in the past 15 days in Kothagudem district, branding them as police informers. It was the practice of naxals to eliminate those who supported them, he added