November 2, 2009
WARANGAL: Intent on reviving their activities in the district, Maoists of late have revamped their strategy in such a way that police are unable to trace their movements.After a long lull, they surfaced at once and shot dead four persons branding as informers in the forest region adjoining Khammam, Warangal and Karimnagar district borders in the recent times.They shot dead one in Kalva Srirampur mandal in Karimnagar district and other in Pinapaka mandal in Khammam district. Two days later they shot dead UK Saraiah, a sarpanch of Lingala village of Tadwayi mandal on October 18.K Narasimha Reddy (48), a local Congress leader was shot dead by Maoists at Konapur village of Kothaguda mandal on October 28.As there was an intelligence alert that the Maoists who maintained calm for sometime might launch attacks, DGP SS Girish Kumar even visited the district recently and held a review meet with district police.
In view of the developments, police have kept a strict vigil in the district apart from launching combing operations. They suspect that Maoists are going ahead with their activities while keeping an eye on police’s strategy.Earlier, they used to hold meetings after having meals in villages making it easier for police to track their movements. As part of their strategy they bade goodbye to the practice and are not entering villages which has been confirmed by a police official.Though their numbers have come down in the district, police apprehend that their activity might be revived in the district as nearly 100 Maoist leaders belonging to the district are working in the top leadership of various states.
Yapanarayana alias Haribhushan is currently working as Khammam, Karimnagar and Warangal (KKW division) secretary as his predecessor Ganesh was sent to neighbouring states.Lathakka is working as Warangal In-charge. Several action teams are moving in Mulug, Narsampet, Kothaguda, Parakala and Jangaon areas.Instead of moving in big numbers they are finding it easy to eliminate targeted persons with the help of one or two member action teams.Mohan Rao, former sarpanch of V Ramakrishnapuram of Chityala mandal was shot dead by one such action team member.