Coimbatore

Special police unit hunts for suspected Maoists along border

Members of the Tamil Nadu Police’s Naxal Special Division interacting with residents of Perumpathi village in Pollachi near the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border on Tuesday.  

A 12-member team from the Naxal Special Division of the Tamil Nadu Police conducted combing operations in the tribal villages and settlements near the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border on Tuesday.

Further, security has been tightened in police stations near the border. These measures follow the recent attacks by suspected Maoists in Kerala near the inter-State border.

The police personnel gave the photos of suspected Maoists and also the police contact numbers to the villagers.

They explained to the villagers the nature of threat from these Naxals and Maoists and sought their cooperation in tackling them.

The team on Tuesday visited the villages of Perumpathy, S. Nagore, Nadupuni, Vadakku Kadu, Zaminkaliapuram, Kanalpudur, S. Kumarapalayam villages along the inter-State border near Pollachi.

The team has been camping in the area for the past 10 days. They have already completed similar exercises in Anaikatti, Pilloor and Karunya Nagar.

They will continue similar operations in the coming days also. The team is acting under the instructions of Inspector General of Police (West Zone) K. Shankar and under the supervision of Coimbatore District Superintendent of Police M. Sudhakar.

Further, sources said that several police stations near the Inter-State border had been given additional protection.

Armed police personnel had been stationed at Pollachi police station, which was located on the highway connecting Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Armed police personnel had also been deployed in Pilloor, Karunya Nagar, Shekalmudi, Mudis and Sholaiyar police stations


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