Friday, December 28, 2007

Naxals distribute handbills

Udupi, Karnataka, UNI


A group of four to five suspected naxals, including a woman, entered an isolated house in a thick forest area at Thombattu, about 30 kms from Shankaranarayana Police Limits in Kundapura Taluk of the district in the wee hours on Thuresday and distributed handbills.

IGP (Western Range) A M Prasad told UNI the group entered the house of Mr Naik and stayed there for some time talking to the family members. Before leaving the house, the naxals distributed the handbills.


On information, the Anti Naxal Force (ANF) headed by Police Superintendent Labooram rushed to the spot and started combing operations in surrounding areas of Thombattu. However the naxals had returned to the forests.

According to reports received here, the naxals pasted posters on buses which had halted overnight at Thombattu and nearby houses appealing to the public to boycott the Assembly elections.

The report said the group came to Mr Naik's house late night and had their meal before leaving the house in the early hours.

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