VISAKHAPATNAM: Tension prevailed in Andhra-Odisha border (AOB) areas asMaoists
gave call for bandh on Thursday and security forces intensified combing operations.
Bomb and dog squads were pressed into action and cops started grilling suspicious people.
It is recalled that the banned outfit CPI (Maoists) gave a call for AOB Bandh on July 1 in a protest against the killing of their six cadres in Teegalametta forests inKoyyuru
mandal of Visakha agency last week.
Cops have been conducting vehicle checks for the past three days as they suspect that Maoists may attack government properties.
They have even conducted security drills with the help of drone cameras in tribal areas. All the persons in the Maoists' hit list were asked to go to safer places.
Central Reserve Police Force
rank officer Rashmi Sukla and IG rank officer Mahesh Chandra Laddah had gone to Visakha agency on a surprise visit. They interacted withCRPF
jawans and instigated confidence among them