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Maoist leader held in Andhra

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Hyderabad, March 25, 2013
First Published: 02:23 IST(25/3/2013) | Last Updated: 02:25 IST(25/3/2013)

Senior Maoist leader Sriramula Srinivas alias Sudarshan, who was arrested by Andhra Pradesh police near Wyra forest in Khammam district bordering Odisha late on Saturday, was produced before a magistrate on Sunday and remanded in judicial custody.

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A top functionary of the Andhra-Orissa Border special zonal committee of CPI-ML, Sudarshan, 55, had remained underground most of the time. He was wanted in connection with several cases including an assassination bid on then chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu in 2003 at Alipiri near Tirupati and the killing of former Andhra Pradesh home minister A Madhava Reddy.

He carried a reward of R20 lakh on his head, said AV Ranganath, superintendent of police, Khammam.


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