NIA files charge-sheet against seven Maoists

The case was originally registered on November 23, 2020, at Munchigput police station in Visakhapatnam, in which Naganna was intercepted by Munchingput police while carrying Maoist literature and other incriminating materials.

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Hyderabad: The Hyderabad unit of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge-sheet against seven senior Maoists including Akkiraju Harigopal alias RK alias Ramakrishna who is a member of the Central Committee of CPI (Maoist) for their role in conspiring, supporting and furthering the activities of CPI (Maoist) in Andhra Pradesh and nearby States.

Ramakrishna is also an advisor and in-charge of Andhra-Orissa border Special Zonal Committee of CPI (Maoist), according to a press release issued by NIA on Friday.

The seven persons were charge-sheeted under Section 120B of Indian Penal Code (IPC) read with Sections 18, 20, 23, 38 and 39 of UA(P) Act, 1967, Section 4 & 5 of Explosives Substances Act and Section 25 (1A) of the Indian Arms Act.

Apart from Ramakrishna, the six other Maoists who were charge-sheeted include Pangi Naganna, Boppudi Anjamma of Amarula Bandhu Mitrula Sangham (ABMS), Rela Rajeshwari of Chaitanya Mahila Sangham (CMS), Anduluri Annapurna of Pragatisheela Karmika Samakhya (PKS), Manukonda Srinivasa Rao of Virasam and Jangala Koteshwar Rao alias Koti of Pragatisheela Karmika Samakhya (PKS)

The case was originally registered on November 23, 2020, at Munchigput police station in Visakhapatnam, in which Naganna was intercepted by Munchingput police while carrying Maoist literature and other incriminating materials.

On his disclosure, a large cache of explosives and arms were recovered which were to be further handed to the members of CPI (Maoist) by him. The Hyderabad unit of NIA had re-registered the case on March 7, 2021, and took over the investigation.

Investigations revealed that ABMS, CMS, PKS, VIRASAM and PKM are frontal organisations of CPI (Maoist) and were floated in pursuance to the tactical united front strategy of CPI (Maoist). The five leaders of these frontal organisations used to meet Ramakrishna and other leaders in the forest along with Naganna, who in the guise of working as a journalist, was organizing meetings and appointments with senior leaders of CPI (Maoist).

During the meetings, the leaders of frontal organisations used to discuss their strategy for organizing agitations, dharnas, rasta roko and other activities against the government in order to spread Maoist ideology and  to garner support from various sections of society for the cause of CPI (Maoist).