Hyderabad: As part of a nationwide bandh call on Wednesday, Maoists cut-off trees and put it on a road leading to temple town Bhadrachalam in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh.
The bandh call was given by banned outfit CPI (Maoists) against Operation Green Hunt and the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).
A group of Maoists obstructed road after cutting trees near Devarpalli in Charla mandal of Bhadrachalam division in the wee hours today, a senior police officer of Khammam district said.
"It was not a serious incident. Whenever they call a bandh, Maoists indulge in such acts. However, the police are alert and have taken all measures,” the police officer said.
On whether movements of Maoists increased in recent time in the district, the officer said since the village where they (Maoists) put obstacles for vehicular traffic by cutting the trees is very close to border of Chhattisgarh state, the ultras come from the other side of the border and indulge in such activities.
Meanwhile, a report from Khammam district said a police team and three Naxalites exchanged firing near Edugurallapalli village in which a constable sustained minor injury. However, they managed to escape from the scene, police said.