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Security beefed up on State borders: DGP

Security beefed up on State borders: DGP
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Nizamabad: Director General of Police V Dinesh Reddy has said that security near AP borders with Chhattisgarh...

Nizamabad: Director General of Police V Dinesh Reddy has said that security near AP borders with Chhattisgarh and Odisha has been intensified. The DGP participated in a review meeting with the district police officials here and addressed a press conference at District Police Office (DPO) on Sunday.

Referring to the Saturday incident of Maoists killing of 30 Congress leaders in Chattisgarh, he said that a large number of police and other forces were deployed near the State borders with Chhattisgarh. He expressed satisfaction over the law and order situation prevailing in the State. Maoists' influence is there in four districts of Telangana and four districts of Coastal Andhra, he said.

The DGP said that about 200 Maoists in other states and 140 in AP are working underground in the Maoist affected districts. To a query about the involvement of Maoists from AP in Chhattisgarh ambush, the DGP said: ``We have not received any information whether Maoists from AP were involved in the brutal killing of Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh. The police in that state are gathering information about the Maoists involved in the ambush,'' he said.

The DGP asserted that the Congress leaders in AP are having adequate security and there was no reason for concern. The DGP expressed satisfaction over the functioning of police personnel in Nizamabad district. He also appreciated the working of SP Vikram Jeet Duggal in the district.

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