Mahabubabad: Mahabubabad police arrested CPI(ML) New Democracy (Royala faction) Gudur divisional secretary Sangapongu Muthaiaj alias Pullanna along with his gunman Nallamari Ashok at Pedda Yellapur village in Gangaram mandal in the district on Thursday.
They seized a 9 mm carbine, two 9 mm carbine magazines, 100 eight mm rounds, 50 SLR rounds, Rs 23,000 cash and a kit bag from Pullanna apart from a pistol and kit bag from Ashok.
According to SP N Koti Reddy, he along with Gudur CI Mahesh, Gangaram SI Bhadru Naik along with their staff reached Pedda Yellapur on a tip-off about the movement of Pullanna and nabbed him along with his gunman while they were going to Peddapur on a motorcycle.
“Pullanna worked as PDSU leader from 1990 to 1997 in Bayyaram mandal. He then joined the party as dalam member and rose to the level of divisional secretary. He was involved several extortion and murder cases. As many as 10 cases were pending against him in three districts,” the SP added. Pullanna is a native of Irsulapuram (now Miryalapenta).
Ashok is the native of Ghanpuram village of Jayashankar Bhupalpally district. He joined the underground cadre last year. “Though he was arrested and sent to jail once, he rejoined the party,” the SP added.