Eluru Range Deputy Inspector-General of Police G. Suryaprakasa Rao has said that there is no Naxalite activity in East and West Godavari districts. The DIG, who visited the District Police Office in the town on Tuesday, said the presence of CPI (Maoists) was recorded in Polavaram mandal in West Godavari and in Rampachodavaram division of East Godavari.

“There are some Naxal shelters in the forests in the twin Godavari districts. Police deployed two platoons of Central Reserve Protection Force (CRPF), equal number of Andhra Pradesh Special Police (APSP) forces and six special parties for combing operation,” Mr. Rao told The Hindu. He, however, said that the Maoists were not active in the range and there was no infiltration from the forests in the neighbouring States. As there was no support for Naxalites from the villagers in the tribal hamlets, they were calm and using forests as hideouts, the DIG said. Mr. Suryaprakasa Rao, who reviewed detection, pending cases, recoveries, visible policing, and prevention of crime with Krishna District Superintendent of Police R. Jayalakshmi, said that the police were recovering the booty in 50 per cent of the house-breaking cases. Efforts were being made to arrange reception centres with women constables in all police stations and to provide the status of pending cases and other information to the petitioners, he said. Additional Superintendent of Police Prem Kumar and other officers were present. Later, the DIG and the SP participated in a programme on ‘International Day of Girl Child – World needs girl child’, organised by Krishna district Bharat scouts and guides in the town.

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