Police In ASR District Take CPI (Maoist) Deputy Platoon Commander Into Custody

Alluri Sithamara Raju District, September 23, 2023: A Deputy Platoon Commander of the CPI (Maoist) was arrested by the Chintoor police in the forest region of Lankapalli in Alluri Sithamara Raju (ASR) district on Saturday.

He was identified as Madakam Unga, alias Ungal, from Palodu village, Sukuma district, Chhattisgarh. Unga had worked as Deputy Commander of 8th platoon of the CPI (Maoist) and Platoon Party Committee member (PPCM).

Addressing a press conference, Superintendent of Police, ASR district, Tuhin Sinha, said Unga had joined the Maoist party in 2007. In 2017, he was made PPCM. He had stayed in the Chintoor sub-division in Andhra, Charla area in Telangana state and in many parts of Chhattisgarh state.

Mr. Sinha said that as part of prevention of Maoist activities, the Special Police Party and CRPF personnel were carrying out a combing operation in the forest area of Lankapalli. Based on intelligence inputs, Unga was arrested when he, along with a few other Maoists, was laying landmines in the forest area.

The police seized two detonators, two grenades, a Cordex wire, iron pieces and a cooker from him.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/maoist-leader-from-chhattisgarh-arrested-in-aps-alluri-sitharama-raju-district/article67338334.ece