14-day judicial remind for Sudarshan
- Claims he is no longer a Maoist - Combing on for his wife and three others Khammam: The police presented a top leader of Maoists, Sriramulu ...
- Claims he is no longer a Maoist - Combing on for his wife and three others Khammam: The police presented a top leader of Maoists, Sriramulu Srinivas alias Sudarshan before the Magistrate who remanded him in 14-day judicial remand.A Earlier, District Superintendent of Police Ranganath on Sunday presented their prize catch before the media here on Sunday. The district police had arrested him at Wyra on Saturday on a tip-off about his travelling in a vehicle along with his wife Vimala and four others. However, Vimla and others gave a slip to the cops.A The SP said that the Maoist leader told them that he had resigned from the Maoist Party and was going towards Hyderabad from Odisha along with his followers. Ranganath said Srinivas sustained minor injuries on his legs as the police fired at him to prevent his escape. Meanwhile, the police have launched an intensive combing in the Wyra area to apprehend the five others. The SP said that Srinivas was recently named as a prime accused in the killing of a head constable in Paderu in Visakhapatnam district and also in the murder of an SP rank officer in Jamgarh in Odisha. Srinivas is a principal accused in the assassination bid on the then CM N Chandrababu Naidu at Alipiri near Tirupati in 2003. He was also allegedly involved in the murder of the then Home Minister, Alimineti Madhava Reddy, in 1999. The Maoist is also suspected to be involved in the kidnapping of Vineel Krishna, the Collector of Malkangiri district in Odisha, last year. A key figure of Andhra-Orissa Border committee of CPI-Maoist, he carries Rs 20 lakh reward on his head. A His wife Vimala has been active in the Maoist movement for the last two decades. She worked as the Secretary of Maoist Party in Dubbaka in Medak district. Srinivas hails from Timmapuram village in Arvapalli mandal in Nalgonda district. He is considered to be an expert in planning kidnappings. He was arrested in 2007 while working in Malkangiri district in Odisha and was in jail till 2011. After his release, he went underground again and continued the Maoist Party activities, said the A police. Three Maoists surrender Three members of Bhadrachalam Area Committee of Maoists Ravi, Seetakka and Loknath surrendered before District SP Ranganath here on Sunday. The SP said that they turned themselves in on health grounds. He said that he would recommend to the government to rehabilitate them with some financial assistance.