Maoist couple held in AP
A couple who were allegedly active in Maoist activities in Chhattisgarh but had severed ties with the outfit two years ago and shifted base to Andhra Pradesh were today arrested from Khammam district, police said.Updated: Jul 11, 2010 20:22 IST
A couple who were allegedly active in Maoist activities in Chhattisgarh but had severed ties with the outfit two years ago and shifted base to Andhra Pradesh were on Sunday arrested from Khammam district, police said.
The arrested were identified as M Vedama alias Chalapathi Rao, former commander of Guttikoya platoon in Kunta region of Chhattisgarh and his wife Gangotri alias Manjula, who was with another group of the ultras, they said.
Based on credible information from Chhattisgarh police, the duo was nabbed at Cherukupalli village near Sathupalli town during a routine vehicle checking operation, a senior police officer told PTI over phone.
No weapon was seized from their possession, police said.
The couple was staying in the village for the last two years after severing links with the outfit following some differences but they used to reportedly visit Chhattisgarh state often.
They were booked under AP Public Security Act and further investigation is underway.
The arrest comes days after the gunning down of a top CPI-Maoist leader and politburo member, Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad, in a forest in Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh.
First Published: Jul 11, 2010 20:16 IST