A group of Naxals visited Honnatlu village, near the Bisile forest in the taluk on Sunday evening.
According to informants, three ultras, including Vikram Gowda, visited the house of H S Prakash around 6.30 pm in the evening and warned Prakash and emmbers of his family not to report their visit to the police. Informed of the visit, however, police are scheduled to start combing operations in the area from Wednesday. The Anti Naxal Force has been requisitioned for use from Udupi.
The naxals had visited the houses of Lokeshgowda and Gowdegowda at Sinkeri near Hongadahalla of the taluk just a few days ago. The ultras, who stayed at Prakash’s house for some 90 minutes, had dinner at the house and took parcels for their associates.
They also took with them parcels of rice, ragi, chilli powder, sugar, jaggery, onions and other essential commodities. One of the extremists reportedly spoke Telugu. There are just six houses in the village, which are far and between. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Upendra Kumar, Yesalur police inspector Ratan Singh and others visited the spot on Tuesday. According to reports, Prakash’s family is not ready to provide more information on the visit — because of the warning from the Naxals.