Maoists’ call for economic blockade fails to disrupt life in Andhra Pradesh

December 9th, 2007 - 5:05 pm ICT by admin  

Visakhapatnam, Dec 9 (ANI): An economic blockade called by Maoists in Andhra Pradesh has evoked little response as life carried on peacefully, police said.
“The last two days of the formation week of People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) were declared as economic blockade by the CPI Maoists. We have seen that there has been no such effect in common life and the area has been peaceful,” said Akun Sabarwal, Superintendent of Police, Visakhapatnam District.
C H Srikanth, a special officer said that security has been beefed up and combing operations are being carried out to wipe out the Maoists from the area.
“The police are continuously in touch with tribals, and they are conducting operations with the help of the tribals,” Srikanth said.
Since December 2, spates of attacks and encounters have taken place between the Maoists and the police.
So far, three Maoists rebels were killed and one police constable was wounded in two separate incidents.
According to reports, Internet is said to be helping the Net-savvy Maoists to know the technicalities to manufacture rockets as well as rocket launchers.
Maoists used the first such rocket during their attack on Durgi Police Station of Guntur and Mannanur of Mehboobnagar district in Andhra Pradesh on July 3, 2005. (ANI)

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