3 suspected Maoists visit Madappady

The Anti Naxal Force and police personnel have started combing operations on Friday, Dakshina Kannada District Superintendent of Police Ravikanthe Gowda has said.

The forces went into action upon receiving the news of three suspected Maoists visiting a house at Hadikalli in Madappady village of Sullia taluk on Thursday night, said the superintendent.

The incident took place in the rubber plantation shed belonging to Sullia APMC former president and BJP leader Jayaram Hadikallu. Jayaram had given tapping of rubber plantation on a lease to Thomas, a native of Chitharikkal in Kasargod district.

Incident

Thomas was staying in the shed. On June 14, at around 7.45 pm, three people including two women with arms entered the shed when Thomas was having dinner.

The visitors asked him not to make any noise by showing a gun. Later, they took rice and egg curry outside the shed and had dinner.

Leaving the vessels outside, they washed their hands and took away gutka packet from Thomas and left the place.
When Thomas tried to ask them about their whereabouts, they did not react.

Word of caution

After the trio left, Thomas informed Jayaram of the incident. Jayaram, in turn informed Ajay Valtaje, who called other villagers and asked them to be cautious.
According to Thomas, all three visitors had arms in their hands.

The two women were wearing churidar while the man was wearing pant and T-shirt. All three had worn green colour dress and had a band on their head. All three were conversing in Telugu.

Earlier occasion

It may be recalled that suspected Maoists had visited the border of Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu in 2012. They had also visited Sampaje two years ago. However, the police are suspecting whether the visitors are Maoists or not.

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