Police, who are clueless even 48 hours after the sensational murder of former Maoist leader Ganti Prasadam, suspect the role of professional killers in the murder. They also suspect that the deceased had personal grudges with the revolutionary groups after coming out of the Maoist organisations in the state.
The police, who collected some country-made revolver bullet shelves which the miscreants used for firing the former Maoist leader and also a big sickle, which is used to cut coconuts, from the site think that it may be the handiwork of professional killers as only they can adopt such methods to attack enemies.
The three special police teams formed to nab the culprits inspected the inward and outward registers at the toll gates on NH-5 stretch from Vankatachalam to Tada on the suspicion that the killers might have fled to Chennai. They were checking the registration numbers of vehicles which proceeded towards Chennai between 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm on Thursday.
“Though it is a challenging task to the police department to nab the killers since outsiders were involved in it, we are confident of arresting them very soon,’’ superintendent of police PVS Ramakrishna told Express.
But there is another version to the murder that points fingers at the police. The revolutionary was eliminated by the police in retaliation to the recent killing of police officers in Chhattisgarh by Maoists, said a member of the Revolutionary Writers Association (RWA) from Mannagi Dinne village in Alluru mandal on the condition of anonymity.
He said a special police party from Chhattisgarh might have executed the murder plan with the help of local policemen. It was recalled that Prasadam, a close aide to top Maoist leader Ramakrishna, was accused of hatching a conspiracy to eliminate Prakasam district superintendent of police Mahesh Chandra Laddha. It was suspected that he had spent some days in Nellore then. It was also learnt that Prasadam was a frequent visitor to Nellore district as he had links with the revolutionary party leaders of the district for four decades. But his widow Kameswari, who arrived here on Friday to receive the body of her husband, said the murder could be the handiwork of Greyhounds or Chhattisgarh police as her husband had strongly opposed the Green Hunt operations against Maoists in Chhattisgarh.