Andhra Pradesh

Nallamala declared extremist-free

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Inspector-General of Police of South Zone, Rayalaseema Range, N. Sridhar Rao on Thursday declared the Nallamalla forests left wing extremist free.

The police controlled left wing extremism with an iron hand and there was no extremist activity or any Maoist recruitment in Nallamalla forests in the last one decade, he asserted at a media conference at the District Police Office.

Extremism was intense in the Nallamalla forest with a spate of incidents of exchange of fire between police and extremists, arrests and surrenders of Maoists until 2007, he recalled.

No chance of Naxalite revival

A divisional committee member and two area committee members were neutralised on June 19, 2014 and Gajjala Krishna Reddy, the senior-most surviving Maoist leader in Andhra Pradesh, surrendered, Mr. Sridhar Rao said.

He ruled out any chances of revival of the Maoist movement in the region.

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