Andhra Police on alert with Chhattisgarh, Orissa borders

Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Police have gone on high alert on the borders with Chhattisgarh and Orissa in the wake of Maoist attack on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh.

Director General of Police V. Dinesh Reddy said the police force was on alert in Andhra Orissa Border (AOB) area.

He told reporters in Nizamabad Sunday that police had no information about Maoists belonging to Andhra Pradesh participating in Saturday’s ambush, which killed nearly 30 people

Meanwhile, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has condemned the brutal attack on Congress leaders. In a statement, he termed the Maoist action as an attack on democracy.

Condemning the killing of Chhattisgarh state unit president of Congress party, his son and other leaders, Kiran Kumar Reddy conveyed his condolences to the families of the victims.

The chief minister, state Congress chief Botsa Satyanarayana and other party leaders attended a meeting held at the party headquarters here to condemn the attack.

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