Maoists say would retaliate before Nov 24
Kaalikaavu: The Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert that the Maoists have given an ultimatum to strike back before November 24, the day when the police opened a gunfight with the Maoists last year. There are reports that the Maoists would hit back in the Wayanad region.
Last year, in an encounter with the police, 2 Maoists were killed on November 24. The Maoists have issued an alert that before they observe the `Rakthasakshi Dinam’ they would retaliate in an act of vengence with the police. Reports say that some Maoists have shifted their base from Palakkad and Nilambur regions. After the central agency issued a warning, the police are maintaining a tight vigil.
The Maoists have intensified their complete strength in the Nilambur region to strike back and besides the leaders, other cadres too have assembled. They have decided to stop their operations in the Attapadi region temporarily. The head man of the Attapadi region, Chandru, is reported to be camping in Nilambur. The Maoists are considering the police as their main enemy as their operations have been temporarily halted due to the death of the 2 Maoists in the police encounter.
The Maoists warning states that their attack would be like one that could be long remembered. Apart from Wayanad, Nilambur and Palakkad too are prone to attacks and all measures have been taken to deal with the issue.
The Kerala police were able to bring a control over the Maoists here when compared to other states. As the Maoists want their esteem and respect to be restored with the retaliation, the police are leaving no stones unturned. The police are trying to plug all loopholes so that Maoists does not sneak out of the forests.