The Guntur police have arrested Peda Mallu Swami, a former dalam commander of the Local Guerrilla Squad of the erstwhile People’s War, in Chennai recently. Swami, who belongs to the Chenchu tribe, had spread terror in the Veldurthy mandal during 1999-2003 by taking part in ‘famine raids,’ when Palnadu uplands were ravaged by drought. He was allegedly involved in 21 criminal cases. – Staff Reporter