Hyderabad: 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 here, police
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 said 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
They were booked under AP Public Security Act and further
investigation is underway.
The arrest comes days after the gunning down of top CPI
(Maoist) leader and polit bureau member, Cherukuri Rajkumar
alias Azad, in a forest in Adilabad district of Andhra