K'taka to send report on naxal activities to Centre

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Bangalore, Nov 4 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today ordered the police to prepare a report on Naxal activities in the forests of Udupi, Chikmagalur and Shimoga districts to appraise the Centre in the wake of abduction and release of a BJP leader today.

Speaking to newspersons on the sidelines of a function here, he said he would immediately convene a meeting with the Deputy Commissioners of the affected districts to discuss the matter.

''We will send this report to the Centre to draw its attention. I held discussions with Karnataka Home Minister V S Acharya and DGP Sri Kumar in the wake of the incident,'' he said.

'' Our forces have intensified combing operations in the area,'' he added.

Mr Yeddyurappa said people in the affected areas should not be afraid of the outlaws.

Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) (Intelligence) Jyotiprakash Mirji has been asked to visit the area, he added.

The Naxals took Sringeri Taluk BJP President Ranganath and 12 other villagers into the jungles and demanded that the BJP should change its attitude towards the Naxal movement in the state.

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