The arrested persons were identified as Paddam Munni alias Tellam Munni, Indravati Area Committee Member (Dandakaranya) of CPI (Maoist) and Jarpula Bansi, a contractor from Chhattisgarh
Kothagudem: Police arrested an area committee member of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) and a courier at Cherla in the district.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Sunil Dutt, addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, informed that Cherla police and the personnel of the CRPF 141 Battalion, who were engaged in patrolling duty at Cherla bus stand area, spotted two persons moving suspiciously.
The duo was taken into custody and during questioning, they were identified as Paddam Munni alias Tellam Munni, Indravati Area Committee Member (Dandakaranya) of Savanar village and Jarpula Bansi, a contractor of Avupalli of Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh, said the police.
Munni joined the Maoists in 2011 and worked as a militia member till 2014 of Maddedu Area Committee. In 2015, she was shifted to Krantikari Mahila Sangham (KMS) of Indravati Area Committee and in 2018 she was promoted as Area Committee Member (ACM), the SP said.
Bansi, who was working as courier for Maddedu Area Maoist party LGS Commander Nagesh, used to supply groceries and explosive material to the naxals. When the two were apprehended, they were on their way to Avupalli from Kunta carrying explosives, Dutt said.
A case under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act has been registered against the two persons at Cherla police station and they were sent to judicial remand. 50 gelatin sticks and an equal number of electric detonators were seized from them.
Bhadrachalam ASP, Vineeth G, CRPF 141 Battalion Commandant Hari Om Khare and Cherla Inspector of Police, Boddu Ashok were present.
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