Hyderabad: A Maoist Dalam member, involved in the murder of a former TRS MPTC Nalluri Srinivas in this July, was arrested near R Kothagudem village in Cherla mandal of Bhadradri Kothagudem on Thursday.
The police seized as many as 20 gelatin sticks from the possession of the outlaw who was identified as 20-year-old Podiyam Jogaiah alias Pawan of Cherla mandal. He was taken into custody during a vehicle inspection conducted by Cherla Police, Special Party and CRPF 141 Bn ‘A’ Coy.
During interrogation, the arrested revealed his identity adding that he was serving as underground cadre and was member of Cherla Dalam led by commander Sodi Jogaiah. At the orders of CPI (Maoist) high command, he went to Korakatpadu village, a border village to collect the gelatin sticks from CPI Maoists committee members, said the police.
He was supposed to hand over the material to the Maoists in Charla. The arrested Maoist was involved in the murder of one Irpa Venkateswarlu of Kurnapalli and blasting of directional mine at Chinthaguppa- Bodanelli forests injuring a Special Party constable besides the murder of the TRS MPTC and other incidents, informed Cherla CI Satyanarayana.