THE HITHERTO elusive seven-member Central Technical Committee (CTC) of the Naxalites is now in complete disarray with the arrest of Naxalites in Bhopal.
The arrest of the senior CTC member Chekka Krishna after the raid on illegal weapon factory in Satnami Nagar was followed by arrest of two more CTC members in Bhadrachalam, AP.
Ivvy Mohan Reddy alias Umesh and Jade Venkati alias Suresh alias Manganna, were caught along with some other Naxalites recently, confirm police officials.
Besides, a CTC member was reportedly killed sometime back. Surely the Maoists’ technical strength has received a major jolt, says a senior official requesting anonymity.
“It is much more difficult to find technically sound persons of the likes of Chekka Krishna and when so many persons who had been in organisation for decades are lost, the void would be difficult to fill”.