Andhra Pradesh

Top naxal leader gives police the slip?

CONSTANT VIGIL: Policemen combing the Vaipet forest in Indervelli mandal in Adilabad district.  

Adilabad police seem to have narrowly “missed” top naxalite Mylarapu Bhaskar alias Adellu and about 25 other Maoists for whom combing was conducted in the dense Vaipet forest of Indervelli mandal on Sunday.

According to sources, the 26 naxalites, of whom four were from Adilabad district and 22 from Chhattisgarh, moved out of their hiding place near Mangalkota somewhere between Vaipet and Khanapur just 10 minutes before the police parties reached the spot.

Adellu, said to be functioning currently as Adilabad district committee secretary, had come here to recruit cadres and organise a training camp. The rations and other material purchased by the couriers were meant to be handed over to them in the jungle.

Sources said the training camps were to be held in the forest close to Chimmanguda and Vaipet. While the former is 33 km away from Indervelli mandal headquarter, Vaipet is 2 km further away.

After ensuring sanitisation of the place, policemen organised an awareness meeting for tribal youth in the area.

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