2 CPI (Maoist) Cadres Taken Into Custody By Police In Mancherial District

Mancherial District, December 3, 2023: Two cadres of the CPI (Maoist) were arrested by a special police team of the Ramagundam Police Commissionerate from Indaram village in Jaipur mandal of Mancherial district on Saturday.

Police identified the Maoists as Donga Gangadhara Rao alias Vengo Dada, 80, a central committee member in the CPI (Maoist) technical department, and his wife Bhavani, 60, a divisional committee member of the Maoist party’s Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC).

Mr. Rao hails from Narendrapuram in Andhra Pradesh’s B.R. Ambedkar Konaseema district and Bhavani belongs to Indaram village of Mancherial district.

Police said that Mr. Rao had studied polytechnic in Visakhapatnam in 1969 and moved to Hyderabad for a livelihood. He had worked at a private company in the city during which he got attracted to Maoism and subsequently joined the then CPI (ML) People’s War in 1980. He had gone underground in 2000.

The CPI (Maoist) central committee entrusted him with the responsibility of the technical department involved in the task of manufacturing weapons and explosives, police added.

The two Maoist cadres had been staying in Indaram under “false identity” for the last 10 months. They allegedly purchased land and constructed a small house in the village allegedly using fake Aadhaar and PAN cards.

The two Maoists had been tasked to strengthen the party’s urban network, motivate youth to join the CPI (Maoist), and carry out disruptive activities at the behest of some senior Maoist leaders.

Two fake Aadhaar and PAN cards, ₹1,57,900 cash, two mobile phones, electronic gadgets, copies of CPI (Maoist) Telangana State second plenary resolutions and other documents were recovered from them.

Further investigation is under way.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/elderly-maoist-couple-arrested-fake-aadhaar-pan-cards-seized/article67598337.ece