Erode: There has been no movement of Maoists or Naxalites in Erode district, but special police teams are scouring forest areas as a precautionary measure, a senior police official said here Wednesday.
"There is no movement of Maoists or Naxals in Erode district. But as a precautionary measure a special team of police personnel are going round Burgur, Sathyamangalam and other forest arras in the district", Dr R Sivakumar, Superintendent of Police, told reporters.
The SP said that all precautionary measures were taken in the district to prevent crimes and day and night police beats have been strengthened.
He launched a special whatsapp number 9514500100 and wanted the public to use it to give information with pictures about accidents or any other traffic problem in a particular area. Details of road blocks or other problems could also be given, but not memorandum or grievances petitions, he said.