Visakhapatnam

Four Maoist militia members arrested in Vizag

Four key CPI (Maoist) militia members were arrested by the Visakhapatnam Police on Saturday for their involvement in the recent case of arson at an ashram in Agency area.

The militia members destroyed the ashram of Simhachalam, the survivor in the Veeravaram incident.

Arson case

The arrested militia members are: Kotari Laxmaiah (35), (auto driver and kirana shop dealer), Kotari Venkata Raju (25), Seendri Appala Raju (29) and Korra Chittibabu (60). Three of them are hailing from Anarba village, while the fourth one is from Thadaveedhi of G. Madugula mandal.

They allegedly provided logistic support in the case and supplied fuel which was used to burn the ashram and the excavator, Officer on Special Duty (Operations) Vishal Gunni told the media at Narsipatnam on Sunday.

The arrested had also participated in the snatching of nomination papers at Nurmathi and Boithili during panchayat elections last year. With the arrest of these four members, the militia network of the Maoists has taken a beating in this area. “We have zeroed in on a few more militia members, who are active in the area, and after investigation, they shall be arrested in near future,” Mr. Vishal Gunni said.

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