Naxal menace: K'taka cops seek coordination with TN, Kerala police

In the wake of frequent sighting of Naxals in the old Mysore region, State police on Saturday exchanged information on containing vigilante activities with its Tamil Nadu and Kerala counterparts, at inter-State tri-junction border meeting in the city.

IGP (Southern range) K Ramachandra Rao told Deccan Herald that the officials deliberated on taking steps to check naxal activities in view of the upcoming Assembly elections in the State.

Karnataka should not be the door for the Naxals in hiding in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, during the elections, he added.

The IGP said that in the last six months, Naxals had been sighted four times in Sakleshpur in Hassan district and six times in Kodagu district, following which the Anti-Naxal Force (ANF) conducted combing operations at H D Kote forest bordering Kerala, recently.

The officials also discussed salient features of Naxalism in Karnataka including the setting up of an exclusive wing within the department, devising operational strategies, and strenghtening relations between the district police and the ANF.

ADGP (Law and order) Bipin Gopalakrishna, IGP Gopal Hosur, Mysore SP R Dileep, police commissioner K L Sudheer, besides 100 other officers in the cadres of DIG, IG from Tamil Nadu and Kerala among others who attended the meeting.

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