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Search along Coimbatore as woman Maoist crosses border; car found in Kerala

Covai Post Network

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Coimbatore: Coimbatore rural police were informed by the Kerala police that they had found the vehicle wanted Maoist had used to cross over to Tamil Nadu.

Maoist Sundari could not be traced by the Kerala police. Since Sunday, the Naxalite special division (NSD) along with the armed reserve police and Thudiyalur police had stepped up security along the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border. They conducted round-the-clock vehicle checks for three consecutive days till Tuesday in search of Sundari.

One of the most wanted Maoists in Karnataka, Sundari faces charges at the Udupi station and Sirungeri police station limits. A few months ago, police intelligence confirmed her movements in Kerala as she had moved to the
reserve forest area.

Kerala police informed that she had been unwell and came out of the forest to get treatment at a hospital. She was expected to enter Tamil Nadu by car, the information said. As soon as the Coimbatore rural police received the information on Sunday night, instructions were sent to the NSD team to check all vehicles at Anaikatti and Mangarai check posts.

Additional armed reserve police personnels were deployed at the two check posts as well. The search has been on for the last three days. The police conducted vehicle checks at Mulli check post as well, collecting information about motorists.

A separate team of NSD also conducted combing operation near Thoomanur and Sembukkarai.

“We conducted vehicle checks round-the-clock from Sunday night to Tuesday night. Our NSD teams have been working actively in the reserve forest area and collecting intelligence information. Our police personnel are ready to face any situation in the bordering areas,” said Coimbatore Superintendent of Police Pa Moorthy.

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