Security beefed up in Telangana villages bordering with Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh amid mounting Maoist threat

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Additional police force has been deployed in parts of Bhupalpally district amid reports that plenary of the Maoists likely to be held in the coming days

The Telangana government made elaborate security arrangements in the villages bordering with Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra suspecting strong Maoist presence there.

Additional police force has been deployed in parts of Bhupalpally district of the state amid reports that the plenary of the Maoists likely to be held in the coming days.

Accordingly, forced have been deployed at Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project’s (KILP) Medigadda barrage, Annaram barrage, and Kannepally pump house in Mahadevpur mandal of Bhupalpally district, reported The New Indian Express.

Following reports about movements of armed groups suspected to be Maoists in Eturunagaram, Mangapet, Wazedu and Venkatapuram mandals in Mulugu district, Mahadevpur and Kaleshwaram in Bhupalpally district, and villages close to the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border, patrolling and vehicle checking have been increased.

It is believed that the Maoists are keeping away from violent activities in the state to expand the strength in areas where they have strong presence, said a report in The Hindu.

In July this year, a search party of the state police had a minor encounter with a group of three Maoists at a village in the state close to the Chhattisgarh border.

There were reports that Maoist activities found to have increased in the erstwhile Adilabad and it escalated concerns among the officials as well as the people.

Recently, state Director General of Police (DGP) M Mahender Reddy had toured Kumrambheem-Asifabad district.

He had said that five Maoist activists, including the banned outfit’s state committee member Mailarapu Adellu alias Bhaskar, were reportedly moving along the forest areas in the district.

Following this incident, the police increased its strength in the district.

The state witnessed a steady decline of Maoist activities from 2007 after a clampdown by the special forces on the left wing extremists in the state.

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