Staff Reporter

All interior police stations are put on high alert

  • Combing operations intensified in forests of East and West divisions of the district
  • Naxals criticised for perpetrating violence in the name of revolution

    KARIMNAGAR: In the wake of naxalites' massacre in neighbouring Chhattisgarh, the district police machinery has made elaborate security arrangements for the smooth conduct of Legislative Council elections on Saturday.

    Disclosing this to newsmen here on Friday, Superintendent of Police Y. Gangadhar said that they had made unprecedented security arrangements in the district in general and naxalite affected interior regions along the Godavari belt in particular by deploying additional police forces, including Central paramilitary forces. He said that they had put all the interior police stations on high alert by reinforcing additional forces .

    He said that they had intensified their combing operations in the forests of East and West divisions of the district and also conducting checking of roads and culverts for any possible mines. He said that two additional SPs, four DSPs, 27 CIs, 111 SIs, 535 head constables and ASIs, 2000 constabulary staff and another 2500 and odd home guards, besides 88 sections of APSP and CRPF personnel have been deployed for the election duties. He said that they had opened eight check-posts on all entry points of the district . He said that striking forces were also constituted to ensure smooth conduct of elections in the district. He also said that they had invoked Section 144 in the district for the polling and also till the completion of counting of votes.

    HRF condemns

    WARANGAL: The Human Rights Forum (HRF) condemned the killing of police and tribals by Maoist naxals in Ranipotili of Chattisgarh.

    HRF president Burra Ramulu, in a statement, criticised the naxals for perpetrating violence in the name of revolution. He said the tribals of Chhattisgarh were not in need of any revolution promised by naxals or interested in peace process proposed by the Government. The tribals desire to live on their own liberty.