Monday, August 25, 2008

Kundapur: Naxals Visit Tombattu Village - ANF Tightens Security

Monday, August 25, 2008 11:53:57 AM (IST)

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Daijiworld Media Network - Kundapur (SP)

Kundapur, Aug 25: Sources said that a team of seven armed Naxals visited Tombattu, a Naxal-affected village in Amavasebail gram panchayat, about 25 kms from the taluk headquarters, on Sunday August 24.

Their visit gains significance in view of the stiff resistance the forest department's effort to build earthen embankments around the forests within its command is facing from the villagers. Sources revealed that the Naxal team visited a few houses in the village and discussed with them the problems they are facing because of the endeavour of the forest department.

Some local people, who have long had free access to the forest, are aggrieved over the forest department's efforts to restrict their access to the forests. They reportedly aired their resentment and the Naxals visited the village to sort out the matter.

The Anti-Naxal Force, which has come to know of this visit, has tightened its operations around the regi

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