Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Tension prevails in Andhra-Odisha border area following Maoists bandh call



Siva G | TNN | Jun 30, 2021, 21:04 IST
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Cops have been conducting vehicle checks for the past three days as they suspect that Maoists may attack government properties.

VISAKHAPATNAM: Tension prevailed in Andhra-Odisha border (AOB) areas as 

Maoists

 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 in 

Koyyuru

 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

 (CRPF) 

ADG

 rank officer Rashmi Sukla and IG rank officer Mahesh Chandra Laddah had gone to Visakha agency on a surprise visit. They interacted with 

CRPF

 jawans and instigated confidence among them

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