Commandos conduct searches in forests for Maoists

Kannur: A team of Kerala Police Thursday conducted searches in Aralam and Kannavam forest areas in the district following reports of presence of Maoists in areas bordering Kerala and Karnataka.

The 30-member thunderbolt commandos' team, along with forest department officials, carried out the searches, police said.

Last month police had carried out combing operations on the forests along the Kerala-Karnataka on reports of the presence of Maoists.

Later, two battalions of commandos were sent for search operations to Wayanad and Kannur districts. Police stations on the Kerala-Karnataka border in these districts were also alerted.