Maoists kill surrendered Naxal, TDP leader in AP

Maoists shot dead a surrendered Naxal and a local TDP leader while abducting at least three others in separate incidents in Andhra Pradesh, police said on Thursday.

Last Updated: Dec 02, 2010, 20:45 PM IST

Hyderabad: Maoists shot dead a surrendered
Naxal and a local TDP leader while abducting at least three
others in separate incidents in Andhra Pradesh, police said
on Thursday.

The banned CPI(Maoist) which is celebrating the
anniversary of its People`s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA)
from December 2 to 8, carried out the killings and abductions
to demonstrate the party`s influence, they said.
According to a report from Karimnagar district, a
group of 20 Maoists arrived at the residence of a surrendered
Naxalite Kummari Satyam (35) at Pamala village, about 120 kms
from here in the wee hours today and shot him dead on the spot
suspecting him to be a police informer, Mahadevpur Circle
Inspector B Tirumal said.

The Maoists, prior to fleeing from the scene also
abducted his relative Kummari Tirupathi, Tirumal added.

In another incident, Maoists shot dead a local TDP
Mandal secretary Majid at Laxmipuram village of Eturunagaram
mandal in Warangal district after taking him to a nearby
forest area late last night, Warangal District Superintendent
of Police Syed Shahnawaz Qasim told PTI.

"As part of PLGA week celebrations, the Maoists who
want to prove their existence are indulging in such acts," he
said.

Initially it seemed that Majid was abducted but his
body was later recovered this morning. Two other villagers P
Chiranjeevi and K Samaiah were also abducted by the Maoists,
police said.

Police have launched an extensive combing operation in
both the districts, they said.
Earlier, a group of five Maoists burnt down a state
transport bus at Tupakulagudem village in Warangal district
last night after breaking the diesel tank and pouring fuel on
the vehicle, they added.

PTI