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Naxals blast court building in A.P.
By Our Staff Reporter

NIZAMABAD, DEC. 1. In continuing attacks, naxalites belonging to the banned People's War Group blasted the munsif and sub-court complex at the revenue divisional headquarters town of Asifabad in Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh early today.

Reports reaching here said six members said to belong to the People's Guerrilla Army (PGA) came to the court carrying weapons. They woke up the court superintendent, Mr. Padmaji, and the attendant, Mr. Gaffar, and asked them to come out. The court staff, who questioned them were asked to leave.

The superintendent reportedly pleaded with the naxalites not to blast the court building as they would not achieve anything. The naxalites, who identified themselves as the ``Upendra military platoon'', went ahead and placed Claymore mines kept in containers and blasted the old and new building complex. The new court building houses the munsif and sub-courts while the old building was used as a storing depot.

The Bellampalli Additional SP, Mr. Vijay Kumar, and the Kagaznagar DSP, Mr. Ch.Ramchander, visited the spot.

A security alert was sounded in Nizamabad and Adilabad districts and massive combing operations have been launched in the two districts in the wake of widespread violence unleased by the extremists across the State.

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