As the Parliamentary elections are nearing, the Anti-Naxal Force and police have carried out another round of combing operations in the border areas of the district.
Search operations are also being conducted in various parts of Kodagu.
A combing operation was recently carried out at Kutta, Talacauvery, Brahmagiri, Srimangala and Irpu, in order to search for Maoists said to have been hiding in the district. Since the last two days, the ANF is carrying out searches in Pushpagiri and Subrahmanya Ghat regions.
Teams of 100 personnel each have plunged into the operation.
High alert is maintained in the regions where the movement of Maoists was reported. The ANF has kept an eye on Kaluru, Mandalpatti, Kalmakaru and Kadmakallu villages.
A suspected Maoist was killed during an exchange of bullets between the Maoists and police in Wayanad in Kerala 15 days ago. The same group of Maoists are suspected to have gained entry into the state through the forest area of Kodagu, according to sources.