The Karimnagar police arrested two Maoists belonging to the neighbouring Chhattisgarh State and recovered explosive material such as 20 gelatine slurry sticks, 20 detonators, 3 kg of ammonium and wires used for making landmines, from them.

Disclosing this to newsmen here on Monday, Superintendent of Police V Ravinder said that on credible information, the police launched combing operations in the forests of Kammampalli village of Mahadevpur mandal along the shores of river Godavari adjoining Chhattisgarh. The police saw two persons moving under suspicious circumstances and when they sought to know their identity, they tried to escape into the jungles. However, the police caught them and during interrogation, they confessed that they were Maoist dalam members based in Chhattisgarh. The arrested naxalites were Dumpa Raghupathi alias Prashanth alias Daya (25) and Vasam Kamala (36), both hailing from Annaram village of Thallagudem taluk of Chhattisgarh.

Raghupathi alias Daya joined the ranks of the Maoists in 2006 and worked as Narsampeta-Kothaguda area committee dalam member and was now a dalam member under the leadership of central organiser Pushpakka. He was involved in several killings, including that of a RMP and some others, branding them as police informers. He was also involved in setting fire to an RTC bus at Devadula of Eturunagaram mandal of Warangal district in 2010.

Vasam Kamala was providing shelter to Maoists in her house in Annaram village since the last 10 years. She was made village women’s sangham president by the Maoists and was involved in the killing of people branding them as informers and also planting of landmines.