In the recent past Maoists movements have been on the rise, and police claimed that they had exchanged fire with Maoists twice in a month in Mangi forest and its surrounding areas. Reportedly in both instances Maoists escaped unhurt.
Concurrently two Maoists of Chattisgarh surrendered to Adilabad district police.
R. Bheema Naik the DIG of Karimnagar Range said, “Nearly eight Maoists are moving in the forests claiming themselves as members of Indravelli and Mangi dalams. Police have intensified combing operations in the forests in the district and bordering areas to flush out Maoists.” Though he said there were no movements of Maoists till recent past.
Mangi forest area has caught media attention after a long gap, due to the recent exchange of fire between police, Maoists.