Bhadradri Kothagudem District, May 22, 2023: Police arrested five couriers of the CPI (Maoist) and five militia members in Mulakanapalli forest area in Dummugudem mandal in Telangana’s Bhadradri Kothagudem district on Monday. The Maoists were taken into custody during a joint combing operation by Dummugudem police, CRPF 141 Bn personnel and special party police.
The arrested couriers were identified as Jannu Koti, Arepalli Srikanth, Mekala Raju, Chiluveru Ramesh and Tallapalli Arogyam of Warangal district. Musiki Ramesh, Musiki Suresh, Badisa Lalu, Sodi Mahesh and Madivi Chetu were the militia members.
Speaking to the media here, Superintendent of Police Dr. Vineeth G informed that police seized 500 detonators, 600 slurry sticks, 90 bundles of cordex wire, two motorcycles, a tractor and a pick-up truck from the detained couriers and militia members.
The material procured by the apprehended Maoists at the directions of the Maoist top leadership was used in making landmines, IEDs and rocket launchers to attack police. Legal action would be taken against the companies and individuals who supplied the explosive material to Maoist couriers, the SP said.
Source : https://telanganatoday.com/ten-held-with-huge-haul-of-explosive-material-in-kothagudem