Tamil Nadu

Suspected Maoist held near Sriperumbudur

Sleuths of the ‘Q’ Branch CID of the Tamil Nadu police arrested a suspected Maoist at Sriperumbudur near here on Monday night.

According to police sources, a special team, based on a tip-off, arrested Surendra Yadav (32) of Mayarpur in Palamu district, Jharkhand. He was allegedly the mastermind of a landline blast in which seven policemen were killed about six months ago at Chhaterpur village in Palamu district . The accused was produced in a city court and taken to Jharkhand.

“The Jharkhand police gave us information that he was hiding in Sriperumbudur. Inquiries revealed that after escaping from the ambush scene, he was hiding in Tamil Nadu,” a police official said.

After confirming his presence in Sriperumbudur, the ‘Q’ Branch police alerted the Jharkhand police and on Monday a team landed here for the arrest.

A few months ago, the ‘Q’ Branch police arrested top Maoist leader Rupesh, his wife Shyna and others near Coimbatore. The arrest was based on intelligence shared by the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana police.

Rupesh alias Jogi, who led the recently formed Western Ghats Special Zonal Committee, was staying in a house in Tirupur with his wife since 2012 posing as a businessman.

The Jharkhand police are yet to ascertain whether the man picked up by the Tamil Nadu police is indeed a wanted Maoist.

(With inputs from Deepu Sebastian Edmund)

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