The militia members were arrested by a team comprising Cherla police, special party personnel and CRPF 141 Bn A Coy personnel while combing the Kurnapally forest area.
Kothagudem: Five members of the banned CPI(Maoist) Party militia members were arrested in the forests of Kurnapally in the district on Monday. Bhadrachalam ASP, Dr. G Vineeth told mediapersons that the militia members were arrested by a team comprising Cherla police, special party personnel and CRPF 141 Bn A Coy personnel while combing the Kurnapally forest area.
The arrested belong to Burugupadu village under Cherla police station limits, They were identified as Pando Iramayya, Ravva Bandi, Madivi Lakmaiah, Vanjam Gangaiah, and Sodi Bhudraiah, who have been working for Maoists for some time.
The militia members were carrying pamphlets and wall posters related to Maoist party’s ‘Martyrs Memorial Week from July 28 to August 3, to disperse them on the road between Kurnapally-R Kothagudem villages, the ASP said.
The police seized five wall posters and 30 pamphlets from the arrested militia members and registered a case against the five persons and produced them in court for judicial custody.
Maoist party leaders were intimidating the tribal people to serve as Maoist village committee members and militia members and engage in illegal activities. They were recruiting minors into the militia and thus destroying their future, Vineeth said.
Leaders of the banned CPI-Maoist party have become an impediment to tribal development, the tribals, especially youth should stay away from Maoists and not work for them, he added.
In a naxal related development in Chhattisgarh state, police in Sukma district arrested a naxal commander, Tiger Hunga who was said to have been involved in 17 major incidents in Kistaram area in that State.
Hunga was accused of blowing up an anti-landmine vehicle in Palodi area killing nine jawans and killing of a Deputy Commandant of CRPF by blasting an IED in the year 2020. Sukma SP, Sunil Sharma confirmed the news but was yet to make an official announcement about the arrest.
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