KURNOOL: Kurnool police were arrested four Maoists from Chhattisgarh at Mottupalli village in Owk mandal of Kurnool on Thursday. The cops also seized 7 gelatin sticks, 28 detonators, and 20 boosters which they are suspected to have kept ready to create violence. The extremists were later produced in the court.
Speaking to the mediapersons here on Thursday, Kurnool superintendent of police A Ravi Krishna, the extremists were identified as Kavasi Bheema (22), Podium Lakma (26), Hidma Kartami (22), and Kattadu Unga (22), native of Kunnapeddapara village in Sukuma district of Chhattisgarh.
They reportedly escaped from their state to avoid the police surveillance and came to Mottupalli village of Kurnool district to take cover as labourers at a major irrigation project tunnel works. The four were involved in several cases including murders, explosions, attacks and others crimes in Chhattisgarh. The arrested Maoists were wanted for several criminal cases by the police.
Top officials from Sukuma district are also learnt to have came to Kurnool for questioning the accused and making arrangements for taking them to Chhattisgarh after obtaining custody from the court.