Deputy General of Police (DGP) Mr. B. Prasada Rao stated that Maoists may strike the Andhra Pradesh state whether remains united or not.
Rao said this was when asked to comment on Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy’s statement over bifurcation of the state. The Chief Minister, earlier on several occasions while opposing the bifurcation, stated that this (bifurcation) would lead to spurt in Maoist activity.
He said that there were different perceptions on the issue, but the ground realities were same.
Andhra Pradesh police fully geared up to tackle it by strengthening our machinery. He also pointed out that there had been many incursion attempts by the Maoists from neighbouring states like Chattisgarh and Odisha.
He said the unmanned aerial vehicle stationed at the Begumpet airport here has been helping the ground forces to track the Maoist movement.
‘The aircraft is under the command of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) but the footage relayed by the aircraft is being used by all partner states,’ he added.
He pointed out that the state police has not received any alert from the Central government to beef up the security in view of imminent Andhra Pradesh bifurcation.
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