Thursday, April 24, 2008

Naxals luring youth in hilly regions: Cops

CHENNAI: Worried by recent attempts of Maoists to regroup themselves in the mountainous Theni region, the state police on Wednesday apprised the chief secretary L K Tripathy about tribal youths possibly being lured into the movement.

According to highly placed sources in the police, the Chief Secretary was briefed about Naxal movements in the state during a law and order review meeting held at the secretariat by senior intelligence wing police officials.

"The chief Secretary has been told about this new development. The Maoists have tried to build a support base in the backward districts of Tamil Nadu but could not succeed so far. Now we fear they have managed to get support of the youths in Theni and Madurai districts. But the threat is not very alarming. However recent movements have made us alert," a police official said

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