The government has warned of retaliatory attacks from Maoists in Naxal affected states following the arrest of four Left Wing extremists and seizure of over 2,800 kg of explosives.
The forces have arrested two Maoists leaders from Bokaro, Jharkhand and two in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. The questioning of the duo held from Bokaro, including Naxal leader Panju Manjhi, led to seizure of 2,800 kg of explosives.
The security forces armed with modern assault rifles, GPS, satellite phones and assisted by helicopters for aerial survey, have been carrying operations in Jharkhand West Bengal Orissa border area.
Centre has alerted all its security forces operating in the Maoist affected states to be on vigil as the Naxals could carry out a retaliatory attack on them, official sources said.
A police officer examines consignments at a press conference in Hyderabad, India, Monday, March 15, 2010. Andhra Pradesh state police recovered rocket launchers, grenades, and other weapon parts after the encounter of two Maoist leaders Shakamuri Apparao and Solipeta Kondal Reddy. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A)
A police officer examines a rocket launcher at a press conference in Hyderabad,india,Andhra Pradesh state police recovered rocket launchers, grenades, and other weapon parts after the encounter of two Maoist leaders Shakamuri Apparao and Solipeta Kondal Reddy. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A)
CaptionPeople fill water containers at a public water supply at Siddharth Nagar slum in Mumbai, India, Monday, March 22, 2010. Clean Water for a Healthy World is the theme for World Water Day 2010. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
In this photo taken Thursday, June 10, 2010, workers stitch soccer balls at a manufacturing unit on the outskirts of Jalandhar, India. A report by the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF), just days ahead of the start of the World Cup soccer tournament, said that Asian workers who stitch nearly all the world's soccer balls have seen little improvement in lives dominated by poverty. After over a decade of promised reforms from the sporting goods industry, extensive use of child labor and debt bondage in the production of soccer balls continue in the two Indian villages of Jalandhar and Meerut, according to an earlier report by ILRF. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)