State inspector general of police heading a special task force, Mr Kanta Rao, went to the location where the items were found inside a white bag, to examine the material and make an assessment. The bag was found during a routine check.
"It is clear all this could be used to trigger explosions on a large scale. Who was to use it, were they smugglers linked to the red sanders mafia, were they terrorists who wanted to target some VIP or some other anti-social elements trying to trigger communal trouble is not yet clear,'' Mr Rao said.
Among the electronic items were integrated circuits, mother boards, transmitters, resistors, walkie-talkie sets and cell phones. They were found in a bag abandoned on the path leading to Srivari Padalu, a religious and tourist spot on the Seven Hills, where there are foot imprints that the devout believe belong to Lord Balaji.
Not far away from here is Alipiri, where a Maoist attack happened on Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu on October 2, 2003. Mr Naidu had luckily survived the attempt.
The chief minister had spent three days two weeks ago at Naravaripalle, his native village in Chittoor district and toured several surrounding areas.
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