Key Naxalite leader arrested

Key Naxalite leader arrested
Saturday July 15 2006 11:58 IST

BHADRACHALAM: The Bhadrachalam police arrested key Naxal leader Mudraboyina Sampath (37) alias Suryam alias Saleem from Tunikicheruvu forest area, 10 km from Bhadrachalam town, on Friday morning.

Sampath is secretary of the Sabari dalam committee and member of the district committee of the CPI-Maoist. He was involved in some 48 cases of violence.

This Koya youth was drafted into the Naxal movement in 1992 and was active in Eturunagaram area for several years.

The police recovered Rs 85,000, 30 gelatin sticks, 10 detonators and two cellphones from his possession. He was ranked high on the police list of wanted Maoists and had escaped the police dragnet for at least five times in the past.

An underground leader known for meticulous planning, Sampath was involved in the blasting of a police station at Kukunuru, MRO office at Charla and telephone exchanges in Venkatapuram and Alubaka. His wife Santakka has already been arrested.

The arrested Naxal was produced in the court of first judicial court and was sent in remand to Warangal Central Jail for 10 days.

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