CM asks SPs of naxal-infested areas to be vigilant

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Hyderabad, Jul 3 (UNI) Close on the heels of the ambush by Maoists at a Greyhounds police party on the Andhra-Orissa Border (AOB) on June 28, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister today asked the Superintendents of Police and District Collectors of the districts concerned to step up vigil and prevent recurrence of such attacks.

Briefing newsmen on the deliberations the Chief Minister had with the officials on the concluding day of the two-day conference, Information Minister A Ramanarayana Reddy said the Chief Minister noted that as extremism was waning in the state, naxalites were ''desperate to prove their existence'' by launching such attacks.

The Chief Minister asked the officials to shed complacency and work round-the-clock to curb extremism and promised all assistance from the government to tackle insurgency, he said.

The State Government had recruited over 30,000 police personnel to strengthen the police force and also equipped them with latest weapons, besides providing advanced training, unlike in any other state, he said.

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