Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Naxals appear at Thombattu, ANF intensifies combing

Tuesday December 25 2007 13:21 IST

Express News Service

UDUPI: A team of nine armed naxalites, including three women, on Monday morning visited Thombattu village in Kundapura taluk and sticked posters and put up a banner on the wall of a house with a slogan against the police.

The banner reads in Kannada 'Polisarige sahaya madabedi, nammannu bembalisi' (do not help police, support us).

According to Superintendent of Police of Anti Naxalite Force, Subhash Gudimani, the naxals, in the poster, demanded the residents support naxal movement for getting roads, bridges and electricity.

“The matter of concern is that the spot of their visit is not beside the forest”, he said.

After Thombattu, they were later found by the villagers of Masthikatte and was trying to convince people about their ideology, it is learnt. Police have intensified combing and Banner and handbills were seized from the villagers

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