VISAKHAPATNAM: The Visakhapatnam police are all set to launch a major offensive against Maoists following the spate of recent violent incidents.

“They have crossed the ‘Lakshmana Rekha'. Now no one can be considered innocent and very severe action would be taken against them. Militants (unarmed party cadres who provide logistic support), those providing support from inside and outside would face action. Now a small or a big offence is (considered) severe,” Superintendent of Police Vineet Brij Lal said here on Saturday.