NIA Arrests 2 CPI (Maoist) Cadres In Connection With Attack On Security Forces In Chhattisgarh In July 2019

New Delhi, July 22, 2023: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday arrested two persons for their purported involvement in a CPI (Maoist) attack on security forces near Tiriya village in Chhattisgarh state in July 2019.

The accused have been identified as Kandula Sirisha and Duddu Prabhakar. The agency has arrested six persons in the case so far.

According to the NIA, both the accused were working closely with top leaders of the Maoist party and its different frontal organizations to spread its ideology. Incriminating materials related to the activities of CPI (Maoist) cadres were earlier seized by the NIA during searches at the premises of the two accused. Sirisha was previously active as an armed cadre of the CPI (Maoist). Both the accused also received funds from the Maoist party. They were frequent visitors to the core “Maoist belt” in the Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zone, where they would meet the late Akkiraju Haragopal, a central committee member of CPI (Maoist) and leader of the United Front.

The Tiriya encounter had occurred in July 2019, when a joint team of District Reserve Guard (DRG), Special Task Force (STF) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel had traveled to the forest area near Tiriya village in police station Nagarnar area of Jagdalpur district in Chhattisgarh state after receiving information that a group of Maoist cadres had gathered to conspire about carrying out a big action on July 28, which begins Martyrs’ Week as observed by the Maoist party.

After the encounter, the security forces had seized arms and ammunition, along with incriminating handwritten documents, from the spot. The case was initially registered by the area police and then taken over by the NIA on March 18, 2021.

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