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Top Naxal arrested in Odisha

A most wanted Maoist of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, Tella Anil Kumar alias Chandu, 40, who carried a reward of Rs. 40 lakh on his head, was arrested in Koraput district on Friday night.

He was part of the nine-member core committee of the Andhra Odisha Border State Zonal Committee (AOBSZC), which is headed by Akkiraju Haragopal alias Ramakrishna (RK) with more than 250 armed cadres. He was heading the intelligence wing of Maoists of Malkangiri division, Koraput-Srikakulam Division and East Visakha division. He was operating in Koraput, Malkangiri, Visakhapatnam rural, Vizainagaram districts of A.P. and Odisha, police sources said.

As per the hierarchy in the Maoist organisation, he was next in importance to RK in the AOBSZC. The Odisha as well as Andhra Pradesh governments had declared a reward of Rs. 20 lakh each for the capture of Anil Kumar.

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