Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Maoist leaders produced in Khammam court

Express News Service First Published : 28 Apr 2009 02:35:00 AM ISTLast Updated : KHAMMAM: Former CPI (Maoists) central committee members, Tushara Bhattacharya and M Raji Reddy were produced in the district court here today in connection with a murder case.

Tushara Bhattacharya and Raji Reddy were brought to the Khammam district court from the Cherlapalli jail near Hyderabad under tight security in connection with the killing of Katti Venkateswara Rao, who was murdered in 1976 at Peruru village in Bhadrachalam division. The two Naxal leaders, prime accused in the murder case, were arrested a few years ago and are currently lodged in the Cherlapally jail.

Speaking to mediapersons outside the court, Tushara Bhattacharya and Raji Reddy appealed to the government to immediately release political prisoners.

They said that separate Telangana can be achieved through revolution. Tushara and Raji Reddy were taken back to Cherlapally jail in Hyderabad immediately after the court hearing was completed.

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