The exchange of fire between the police and the Maoists at Mundakkadavu tribal colony in Nilambur on Monday night strengthened the suspicion that the red rebels have succeeded in setting up a permanent camp deep inside the jungle in the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border.
Police sources said Monday’s firing was different from earlier incidents involving the Maoists as they opened fire directly on security forces. “We rushed to the spot following the lead that some Maoists had assembled in the tribal colony. They had brought a banner and a few posters for the observance of the 12th year of the formation of the CPI (Maoist),” said a member of the police team.
Six member of the Peoples’ Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) were getting prepared to hold a meeting at the colony. “A person who stood guard outside the colony opened fire on us. The pellet hit the police vehicle, causing damage to it. The police also returned fire, forcing the Maoists to retreat,” he said. No one was injured. A huge posse of police led by the district police chief Debesh Kumar Behera conducted a massive search that lasted for hours.
Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kozhikode/Maoists-fire-at-cops-in-tribal-settlement/articleshow/54555693.cms