Hunt for hubby after woman Maoist`s arrest

A day after arresting Padma, a hardcore woman Maoist from Andhra Pradesh, Orissa police have alerted all police stations in the state`s southern districts to keep vigil on her husband Rama Krishna, a high ranking Maoist leader.

Bhubaneswar: A day after arresting Padma,
a hardcore woman Maoist from Andhra Pradesh, Orissa police
have alerted all police stations in the state`s southern
districts to keep vigil on her husband Rama Krishna, a high
ranking Maoist leader.

"We suspect that Rama Krishna might have been in the
area after the arrest of his wife," said a senior police
officer engaged in anti-Maoist operation in southern
districts.

While Krishna is the secretary of Andhra-Orissa Border
Special Zonal Committee of the Maoist organisation and a
central committee member of CPI (Maoist), a reward of Rs 2
lakh was announced by Andhra Pradesh government on Padma`s
head.

Padma along with two others were arrested in Koraput
district yesterday while they were travelling on a vehicle.

Padma alias Sirisa alias Nirmala, was in the wanted
list of Andhra Pradesh police. Two other arrested women were
identified as Iswari Anduluri of Vishakapatnam in Andhra and
Sunita alias Puni Maningi of Bandhugaon area in the district,
while the vehicle driver was Gokaul Kuldeep, police said.

The security personnel launched an operation in
Narayanpatna area in Koraput district after police got
indication from Padma on possibility of her husband`s
existence in the area.

Though Padma lived in Hyderabad, she was located near
Similiguda, a place close to Narayanpatna in Koraput district,
they said.

"We suspect that Padma might have come to Koraput to
meet her husband Ram Krishna here in Koraput. However, we have
no specific information regarding Krishna`s whereabouts,"
DIG south-western range, Soumendra Priyadarshi said.

PTI

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