Maoists observe 'Martyr week', AP put on alert

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Hyderabad, July 28 (UNI) With Maoists observing ''martyr week'' to commemorate the death anniversary of legendary rebel leader Charu Majumdar from today, the naxal-infested districts have been put on alert for fear of attacks by the extremists in the State.

Security had been beefed up on the Andhra-Orissa Border (AOB), where the Maoists killed 38 Greyhound forces at Balimela reservoir recently. Besides, security had been tightened on Andhra-Chhattisgarh border by intensifying vehicle checks and putting up additional checkposts.

The Greyhound forces swung into action in the Nallamala forests by combing the area, where the Maoists have establsished hideouts.

Security of VIPs had been strengthened and they were ordered not to proceed to naxal-affected villages without police permission.

Majumdar was the founder of the ''Naxalite'' movement that had its roots in agrarian unrest in West Bengal in the late 1960s. He died in police custody on July 28, 1972.

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