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Naxal posters in Warangal threaten revenge for encounters

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Wall posters that appeared near A.P. Rayons Factory in Kamalapur of Mangapet mandal caused commotion among people and police here in Warangal District.

The posters were spotted in the wee hours of Thursday and they were issued in the name of Khammam – Karimnagar – Warangal (KKW) committee secretary of Maoist party Damodar. They featured a threat issued to Minister A. Chandulal and TRS leader Umesh Reddy holding them responsible for recent encounter in which Sruthi and Vidyasagar Reddy were killed by the police. They threatened to kill all those responsible for the encounter.

The Naxals in the posters demanded that the efforts be made to reopen the BILT factory. They accused the TRS leaders of making a lot of promises but delivered nothing so far. The leaders should not venture into rural areas without addressing the issues facing people else they would be shot dead, the naxals said.

Meanwhile, the police dismissed them as fake posters but reportedly summoned the former naxals and are inquiring. The combing in rural areas and forests abutting the tribal hamlets were also intensified by armed policemen.

After a long gap, the posters by naxals are appearing in several parts of the district for the past one year. They appeared in Parkal and Mogullapalli mandals in which the naxals threatened the local contractors and politicians against encroachment of government land and illegal mining.

In view of these posters and reported ongoing recruitment into Maoist party, the police launched full scale operations both inside and outside forest areas.

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