In a startling development, a group of five Maoists was spotted at Makimala, situated merely one and a half kilometers away from the previously identified Maoist presence in Kambamala. This unexpected occurrence has left the police in Wayanad taken aback and on high alert. Authorities are actively monitoring the forested region using helicopters and drones in their ongoing efforts to track and assess the movements of the Maoists. Amidst the dense foliage, both Thunderbolt forces and the police persistently search the plantation and forest areas, actively pursuing any Maoist presence. The gravity of the situation prompted a strategic meeting led by ADGP MR Ajith Kumar, where the current scenario was evaluated. It was after this meeting that the intensified search for the Maoists commenced.
The Maoist group arrived at a resort in Makimala around 7 pm yesterday, marking their presence in the area. They spent approximately an hour and a half at the resort. Notably, they managed to discreetly communicate their message to the public by acquiring a resort employee’s phone. Using this phone, they distributed a press release to journalists, highlighting the challenges faced in Kambamala and shedding light on their cause. The Maoists’ audacious entry into Makimala emphasizes the need for heightened vigilance and proactive measures to ensure the safety and security of the region.