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Three ‘Maoists’, ‘sympathiser’ held in Eturunagaram

Three Maoist party naxals and a sympathiser were arrested by the Eturnagaram police, and two weapons were seized from them here on Friday.

The arrested naxals are: Kovasi Ganga, 23, resident of Nimmalagudem village near Kistaram in Chhattisgarh, and was underground since 2010. He is the assistant commander of the armed squad. Vetti Bheemalu, 20, resident of Jeeram near Pamedu in Chhattisgarh, and Deme Kistaiah (30) resident of Chandur, Bhopalpatnam, in Chhattisgarh.

Police named the sympathiser as Shekar.

The three naxals are member of the KKW committee and were hiding at Shekar’s home in Mallakapalli on Karimnagar border in Eturunagaram mandal of Warangal district.

On a tip off, the police surrounded and raided the house in midnight.

The police reportedly seized two weapons – one 303 and one carbine, and some kit bags from them.

Speaking to The Hindu , A.K. Jha, Superintendent of Police (Rural), said that they arrested four persons – three Maoist party action team members, and one sympathiser, in Eturunagaram. He said combing operations are still on in the district.

The SP also said that slain Maoists - Sruthi and Vidyasagar - were involved in six offences.

They allegedly killed two persons and attacked police camps, besides setting fire to earth movers and lorries in Chhattisgarh.


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