Monday, October 10, 2005

Two Maoists lay down arms

Monday October 10 2005 12:25 IST

NIZAMABAD: Two Naxalites of the CPI (Maoist) party laid down their arms before police on Sunday. Meanwhile, Armoor police arrested one person allegedly involved in supplying explosives.

Nizamabad range DIG Anjani Kumar and SP Mahesh Chandra Ladha presented the surrendered Maoists -- Talari Gangadhar and Pallikonda Gangadhar before the mediapersons on Sunday.

Talari Gangadhar, a native of Kaligot in Jakranpalli mandal was a Naxal sympathiser and assisted the militants in drought attacks during 1994-95. He had gone underground since 2005. He worked as Sirnapalli-Bheemgal area local guerilla squad (LGS) member. He was also involved in publicising party activities.

The other Maoist, Pallikonda Gangadhar, belonging to the Jakranpalli mandal worked as member of CPI (ML) People’s War Group Bheemgal dalam from 1993-95.

As many as 28 cases were registered against him and is also one of the accused in the murder case of former Naxalite Manoharabad Srinu in Sirikonda mandal.

The police officials said both the Maoists would be provided with rehabilitation aid. Regarding the cases, they said the situation would be reviewed after six months and then the cases would be withdrawn.

ONE ARRESTED: Armoor police on Sunday arrested one Ramaswamy, belonging to neighbouring Tamil Nadu and presently residing in Nirmal, for allegedly supplying explosives.

He was taken into custody by the police during their routine vehicle checking at Perkit cross roads.

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