Surprise search conducted

Staff Reporter

DINDIGUL: With the arrests of four persons and seizure of arms and ammunition from Murugamalai in Periakulam Forest Range recently, a team of police personnel conducted surprise search operation on Sirumalai hills here on Sunday to detect movement of Naxals, if any.

The team scanned several places on Sirumalai, went into interior villages and inquired the local people about movement of strangers. They also advised villagers to inform the police on movement of strangers or any suspected persons. “It is only a surveillance exercise and routine check up,” said a search team member.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police Sandeep Mittal had ordered a search operation in Sirumalai and deputed a special team. Q-branch police personnel too joined the team.

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