Left wing Extremism: 3000 police personnel deployed across Telangana to hunt down 40 Maoists
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Bhadradri Kothagudem district Superintendent of Police (SP) Sunil Dutt said that almost 40 Maoists are roaming in villages like Karakagudem, Edulla Bayyaram, Gundala, and Manuguru, and they are engaged in spreading malicious propaganda about regional lands. He also revealed that this gang of Maoists is being led by notorious Maoist leaders Haribhushan, Damodar, Lacchanna, Reena, Rajireddy alias Venkanna, Bhadru, Mangu, and Manglu.
Dutt further said that over 3000 policemen have been deployed across all the suspected villages to nab the Maoists at large. The policemen are sweeping through the regional forests in order to crackdown at the potential hideouts.
"Close to 3000 policemen are searching the entire forest area. Since almost one week, wall posters with photos of Maoists are being spread in the area," he added.
While giving the brief on the large-scale manhunt, the SP added that anyone who gives specific and accurate information about the hideouts or the Maoists will be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh. He also stressed that the personal details of the informants will be kept a secret.