Security tightened as Naxals sneak into MP`s Balghat district

Security has been tightened in Madhya Pradesh`s Balaghat district following intelligence inputs that around 60-80 ultras have sneaked in from Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, a senior police officer said on Sunday.

Bhopal: Security has been tightened in
Madhya Pradesh`s Balaghat district following intelligence
inputs that around 60-80 ultras have sneaked in from
Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, a senior police officer said
on Sunday.

"Some Naxal movement has been reported in the district
and we have intensified night vigil and patrolling in the
forested area," Inspector General of Police for Naxal-affected
districts, CB Muniraju said.

Admitting that police had received information that
around 60-80 Naxals from the neighbouring states had entered
Balaghat, the IG said, "We cannot take chances. Our
anti-Naxal squad - Hawk Force, district police, besides CRPF
jawans, are on their toes. We are gathering intelligence
regarding their movement and objective."

The Naxals have reportedly entered Lanji and South
Baihar areas of Balaghat district from Gadchiroli
(Maharashatra) and Rajnandgaon and others places of
Chhattisgarh, he said.

He, however, denied that the Naxals were holding a
summer training camp for their cadres of central India in
Balaghat.

Meanwhile, a bag containing explosive material, kept
beneath a culvert close to a police post, was recovered during
a search operation four days back in Balaghat in eastern
Madhya Pradesh.

Police suspect that the bag that contained four detonator
wires, pieces of glasses, some inflammable stuff and a tiffin
box, belonged to Naxals.

PTI

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