YSR promises inquiry into Maoist attack

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Visakhapatnam, Jun 30 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, condemning the Maoists attack on Greyhound Police in Sileru Reservoir near the Andhra-Orissa Border in which 35 police personnel were yet to be traced, today assured of an inquiry into intelligence lapses leading to the incident.

Addressing the media here after visiting the injured police constables undergoing treatment in a local hospital, he said the gun was not the answer to everything in a democratic society.

''The Maoists cannot win this war.Nothing can be achieved through terrorism and it is meaningless to pursue it.

''The attempts of the Maoists will always end up in failure and success is a distant thing for them,'' the Chief Minister added.

''Better if they join the mainstream leaving their chosen revolutionary path,'' he said adding the government was taking every measure and care of the youth.

Speaking on yesterday's incident, he said, police personnel swam to safety while the whereabouts of the remaining 35 men were yet to be ascertained as the boat which sank in the reservoir remains to be traced.

The Navy and the ONGC were helping the police in the search and rescue operations under the supervision of top police officials.

He also assured the government would extend every possible help to the police personnel 'fighting the war against terrorism.' UNI BSR GM RL RAI2006

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