In a gesture of goodwill, two cops from the anti-Naxal wing of the Andhra police donated blood on Saturday to save the lives of two Maoists, who were injured during a gunfight at Pedapadu a few days ago.
The Times of India reported:
Gemmeli Narsing and Muvvala Ambri were arrested after an exchange of fire somewhere between Pedapadu and Cheepurugondi forests. Both the Naxals were given first aid at GK Veedhi following which the doctors referred them to King George Hospital. According to sources, doctors at KGH informed policemen, who had been attending to the Maoists, that they needed blood.
The report adds that that an operation was performed on the injured after they received the blood and Visakha Rural SP Rahuldev Sharma appreciated the security personnel for extending help to the two Maoists.
On Thursday, the Andhra police failed to nab or kill 35-year-old CPI Maoist, Gemmeli Narayan Rao alias Jambri who is on the most-wanted list, after he managed to escape during â€˜operation Jambriâ€™ launched in the reserve forest areas near Kumkumpudi in Andhra.
It was reported that the state government has announced a reward of Rs 4 lakh for him.
Recently, security forces in AP and Odisha were on a high alert after CPI Maoists central committee leader and Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee secretary, Ramakrishna alias RK was sighted after two years at a recent public meeting at Jantri in Malkangiri district of Odisha.