Hyderabad: As part of their nation-wide bandh, Maoists on Wednesday cut-off trees and placed them on a road leading to the temple town of Bhadrachalam in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh.
 
A nation-wide bandh call was given by banned outfit CPI (Maoists) against Operation Green Hunt and the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).
 
A group of Maoists obstructed the road after cutting trees near Devarpalli in Charla mandal of Bhadrachalam division in the wee hours on Tuesday, a senior police officer of
Khammam district said.
   
"It was not a serious incident. Whenever they call a bandh, Maoists indulge in such acts. However, the police is alert and have taken all measures, the police officer said.
    
Meanwhile, a report from Khammam district said a police team and three naxalites exchanged fire near Edugurallapalli village in which a constable sustained minor injury. However, they managed to escape from the scene, police said.

(Agencies)

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