Palakkad | An FIR has been registered against five Maoists, including a woman, who fired at police engaged in combing operations in a forest area at Kadkumanna in Agali, a remote tribal belt in Palakkad district.
The Maoists armed with guns had attacked two police teams, including ‘Thunderbolt’, a special commando wing under Kerala Police, while they were engaged in routine combing operations inside the forests around 11.30 AM yesterday, police said.
When the police retaliated, the Maoists escaped into the deep forests, abandoning two plastic bags and a sack. Soman from Wayanad and Ayyapan are the first and second accused respectively in the case, police said.
Cases have been registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, Indian Arms Act besides the UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act). More police have been deployed from neighbouring districts for combing operations in the area, police added.