Search on in Kerala forests for suspected Maoists



Kannur: Searches were conducted at Pulingom forest area on the Kerala-Karnataka border in the district by the Kerala police team in the wake of reports of the presence of Maoists in the area.

The searches, conducted yesterday, were based on reports from local people in Pulingom and Magandi areas on the border of having sighted a group of people, suspected to be Maoists, police said.

There were reports some four months back on the presence of Maoists on the Kerala-Karnataka border after some school children had seen some suspicious people in the area, police said.

Police were keeping vigil on the border areas following the reports.

PTI