Friday, May 01, 2009

Naxal duo nabbed in city

Express News ServiceFirst Published : 01 May 2009 12:55:54 PM ISTLast Updated :

HYDERABAD: A dalam member of the CPI-ML Praja Pantha party and a former member of CPI-ML Janashakthi group were nabbed in the city on Thursday and their plan to kill a Praja Pratighatana dalam member was foiled.

The duo were nabbed near Shahinayathgunj on a tip-off and an axe and sword were recovered from them.

Kandula Venkataiah alias Venkanna, a resident of Karmanghat and B Balaswamy are both natives of Nalgonda district. Venkanna, who used to attend grama sabhas of Rythu Cooli Sangham (RCS), got attracted to the ideology of Praja Pantha of CPI(ML) party and joined it in 1987.

Venkanna was later appointed as a division committee member of Nalgonda district. In 1989, differences arose between CPI(ML) Praja Pantha and the then PWG and Venkanna along with six others killed PWG organiser of Munugodu mandal, Jadala Papaiah.

Venkanna got involved in extortions, land and financial settlements under the leadership of RCS secretary, Achuta Rama Rao, and RCS Nalgonda town president, Meka Ram Reddy. Later, he migrated to the city fearing harm from rivals. On the other hand, Balaswamy, a native of Nalgonda district and a graduate, joined the CPI (ML) Janashakthi Group of Rajanna faction. After a year, he surrendered before the police.

A year back, Balaswamy came in contact with Achuta Rama Rao. “Achuta Rama Rao instructed Venkanna and Balaswamy to kill a Praja Pratighatana dalam member, Nagaraju, as he was threatening a Praja Pantha party member, V Yadaiah, demanding money. The duo had come to the city to kill Nagaraju and were nabbed, Task Force DCP V B Kamalasan Reddy said on Thursday.

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