Six Maoist sympathisers held in Telangana; explosives seized

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Six Maoist sympathisers held in Telangana; explosives seized

Sangareddy, May 1 (PTI) Police today arrested six Maoist sympathisers from Yadadri district and Hyderabad in Telangana and recovered firearms and explosives from them, a senior official said.

“Six Maoist sympathisers were arrested by Siddipet police on the basis of a specific input. Police recovered one revolver, three pistols, 49 live rounds, two magazines and 20 electronic detonators from them,” Siddipet police commissioner Shiv Kumar told reporters.

He said that police arrested one R. Swamy, working as a courier for naxalites, from Venkatraopet village in Siddipet district. “Based on the information given by him, raids were conducted in Hyderabad and Yadadri-Bhuvangiri district and five others were arrested today,” the police commissioner said.

They are identified as V. Ramachandram, who hails from Nalgonda district in Telangana, Ranjit Kumar, a native of Jaunpur district in Uttar Pradesh, B. Narasimha Chary and G. Venkatesh (both from Yadari district), and N. Balaswamy, who hails from Siddipet district, the officer said.

He said Ranjit Kumar is the supplier of arms.

“V.Ramchandram had purchased a pistol from Kumar for Rs 60,000 in 2012 whereas R. Swamy recently purchased two pistols, two magazines and 39 bullets for Rs 80,000 from Kumar,” he said, adding that several cases are pending against Ramchandram in Nalgonda district.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.