Visakhapatnam District, July 22, 2021: An exchange of fire took place between security forces and a squad of armed cadres of the CPI (Maoist) near Pebbampalli in Ammavaridarakonda panchayat in Visakhapatnam district on Wednesday. According to sources, no casualty or injury was reported.
Upon receiving credible information about a Maoist squad under the party’s Pedabayalu Area Committee, security forces were pressed into action. The exchange of fire took place around 10 am when police noticed the movement of Maoist cadres at Pebbampalli forest near Gunukurai. Guns were fired by both sides for 30 minutes before the Maoist squad fled the area. Chintapalli sub-division ASP Tushar Dudi said, “Security forces are continuing combing operations.”
Sources said the Maoist party is making preparations to observe it’s annual Martyrs’ Week from July 28, and came across the cops while passing through Gunukurai.
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