Guntur, February 1
After seizing naxals dump in Remidicherla forest area of Vinukonda constituency a few days ago, the police are suspecting more such dumps in Nallamala forest area.
Though the police recovered small quantity of dump in the forest, there are doubts that more powerful explosives and other material are inside the forest.
After State bifurcation, the AP government is considering to develop forest lands. It is known that an express highway route from Anantapuram to Amaravathi is underway.
Hence police intensified combing operations to prevent Maoists from entering Nallamala forests again.
At the same time a few multi-national companies with an eye on forest wealth, have reportedly started digging in search of valuable stones and inspecting the forest area under the guise of foreign documentary making.
Digging for diamonds and treasures are reportedly going on. Meanwhile, it was also known that a few people are making bombs and guns to supply to faction areas.
Police combed the Nallamala forest area after the discussions between the government and Maoists failed in 2005. This forced the Maoists to shift their camp to AOB and Chhattisgarh.
Police got information that following encounters in these areas, the Maoists may come back to their shelters in Nallamala forest. They have intensified their combing operations.
The police are also enquiring about the Maoists supporters in Veldurti, Rentachintala, Macherla, Bellamkonda and Guthikonda areas.
The police of Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore, Chittor, Kadapa and Kurnool of AP and Mahbubnagar and Nalgonda of Telangana kept a vigil on the borders of Nallamala forest, which spread over 430 km on the borders of both Telugu states.
Police are distributing pamphlets to villagers enlightening them about the losses due to Maoist agitations.