Saturday, January 26, 2008

Top Maoist Sambasivudu arrested ?

Updated: 01-26-2008

HYDERABAD : The special police arrested state Maoist secretary Sambasivudu and his colleague Kudumal Ravi from the Andhra-Orissa border late on Thursday night, according to reliable sources.

sadf Sources said Sambasivudu and Ravi were training locals along with Guthi Koya tribals brought from the Dantewada region of Chhattisgarh when they were surrounded by Greyhounds personnel and arrested. About 40 tribals escaped into the forests.

The Vizag superintendent of police, Akun Sabharwal, refused to confirm any arrest of Maoists during last couple of days. Earlier in Hyderabad, the State Human Rights Commission asked for a report on the reported arrest of Sambasivudu.

The commission told the director-general of police, S.S.P. Yadav, to submit the report by 9 am on January 26. Lakshmamma, the mother of Sambasivudu, had approached the commission chairperson, Justice B. Subhashan Reddy, on Friday stating that her son had been arrested on January 20 and that his life was under threat.

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