Hunt on for Maoists in tribal areas

PADERU: After the recent Maoist violence at Onukudelli in neighbouring Koraput district of Orissa, security forces launched a massive combing operations in search of the rebels by deploying two choppers. The security forces were deployed in large numbers from both the states in Matchkund and Bonda tribal areas on Tuesday.

The naxalites torched a BSNL exchange and panel board at the mobile tower at Onukudelli village in the early hours of Sunday. The security forces unearthed a Maoist dump at Mattamput on Matchkund-Lamataput main road on Monday. The dump included 20 kgs of explosives, detonators and gelatine sticks. The two choppers which transported a large number of forces to the forests hovered in the skies in the Paderu area for almost 30 minutes. Top officials of BSF, CRPF and Andhra police conducted aerial survey on the border.

Earlier, GK Veedhi police arrested a member of Galikonda area committee Gemmeli Balaraju at G Addaraveedhi on Monday. Balaraju of Boddamanupakalu was involved in the two murder cases of Majji Madhava Rao, a forest ranger, at Lankapakalu and Pangi Das, a police informer, at GK Veedhi.


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