AP: Two Maoists among seven held

Last Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 23:54

Hyderabad: Two Maoists among seven people were arrested here Moday for allegedly firing on a police official in Andhra Pradesh`s Khammam district, police said.

The Maoists are identified as M Chukka and Makkammudda, they said.

The duo was part of a 150-member Naxal group from Chhattisgarh which fired on a police official belonging to Mothugudem in May.

The sub-inspector had escaped unhurt.

Meanwhile, a joint team of police and CRPF personnel arrested five persons, who used to act as couriers for Naxals, during a vehicle checking near Dummugudem area while they were moving on bikes, a senior police officer said.

Fifty gelatin sticks, Rs 40,000 cash, some medicines, snake anti-venom and five cell phones were recovered from their possession, he said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 23:54

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