Police takes NRSA help to trace missing jawans in AP

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Hyderabad, Jun 30: The Andhra Pradesh police sought assistance of the National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) to trace 32 Greyhound jawans, who were missing after a Maoist attack.

According to official sources here, top police officials have approached the NRSA to locate the exacy spot where the launch, carrying 62 policemen, capsized. It was difficult to trace the missing in the river as access to the dense forest area was tough even by air, sources added.

The Maoists had attacked a motor launch carrying the jawans in Chitrakonda reservoir on the Andhra-Orissa Border.

The NRSA has started to send maps to the police since this morning to hasten the search process.

Meanwhile, Naval divers and choppers were also pressed into service in the AOB area, based on the NRSA mapsw which would help in tracing them by evening, the sources added.

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