Idukki: The police on Tuesday searched the forest areas under the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary bordering Tamil Nadu on a tip-off that Maoist ultras had sneaked into the area. The search was carried out in Chruli and Managaladevi areas after people in border villages of Chinnamallur and Erachakanaikannur informed the police that they had seen a group of persons in uniform and carrying guns moving inside the forest, the police said. — PTI

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