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Kodagu on high alert post Wayanad naxal-police encounter

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Madikeri:  In the wake of a recent gunfight between Naxalites and the police in Kerala’s Wayanad district, a high alert has been declared in the border areas of Kodagu district in Karnataka. The encounter in Wayanad has raised concerns about the possible infiltration of Naxalites into the Karnataka border, prompting increased security measures.

As a precautionary measure, additional police personnel have been deployed along the border, particularly in Kutta, Birunani, Parakatageri, and Teralu areas of Kodagu. A thorough combing operation is underway in these regions to ensure the safety and security of the border. Kodagu Superintendent of Police, Ramarajan, has issued orders for an immediate investigation into any suspicious persons found in the area. The police are closely monitoring the movement of vehicles in the border region, conducting checks at various checkpoints, and imposing blockades in certain locations, including Teralu.

The Anti-Naxal Force team is actively engaged in operations in the Kutta region in Ponnampet taluk . In response to the heightened alert, police personnel are on duty 24 hours a day, maintaining vigilance to prevent any potential security threats. SP Ramarajan, along with Veerajpet Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohan Kumar and other senior officials, is conducting inspections along the border to ensure the safety of the region. The authorities are taking proactive measures to address the security concerns and maintain peace in the border areas of Kodagu district.

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