Friday, March 27, 2009

Maoist leader held in Bhongir

Express News ServiceFirst Published : 27 Mar 2009 03:28:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 27 Mar 2009 02:43:26 PM IST

HYDERABAD: Apprehensions that action teams of CPI (Maoists) are present in the State and could strike during elections came true after the Nalgonda district police picked up an Area Committee Secretary and seized three weapons from him today. It is learnt that this team was all set to target an MLA in the coming days. According to sources, the police picked up Talla Yadaiah from Bhongir this afternoon based on specific information.

“We seized three weapons (.303) from him.

He has given us leads and more arrests will follow,” a senior police official said. Unconfirmed reports suggests that at least five more extremists are in the custody of the police. Police sources also claimed that the cadre were reportedly planning to target an MLA of the ruling party. Yadaiah previously worked in the Rachakonda dalam and he was instructed to re-group so as to strike on the eve of elections.

When contacted, Nalgonda district SP, B Srinivasulu refused to comment saying they would be in a position to reveal the details only tomorrow.

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