The Telangana Police arrested CPI(ML) New Democracy's leader Singaboyina Veerabhadram alias Ramanna on Sunday. The police said that he was a district secretary who belonged to party's Pedda Chandranna armed faction. Following intelligence on his movements, he was arrested near Vennaram lake of Dornakal mandal in Bhadadri Kothagudem district.
According to the Mahabubabad Police, Veerabhadram along with Ashoka, Bejjam Prathap and others came in plain clothes after hiding their guns near a lake. According to the police statement, they said that Veerabhadram's group was talking with other members of the party about the upcoming Panchayat polls in the state.
CI Dornakal J Shyam Sundar and SI Ravinder, along with a special party reached the spot, arrested Veerabhadram while seizing the bag. As per the information given by Veerabhadram, the police "recovered an SLR rifle, a magazine and 20 rounds of bullets”.
According to the police, Veerabhadram is working with the armed faction for the last 22 years, and has been underground. The police claimed that he has four cases of murder, two cases of encounter and cases of money extortion.
The police alleged that Veerabhadram became district secretary and state committee member in 2016, he was involved in extorting money by threatening of road contractors, beedi contractors and Singareni Collieries contractors.
Along with rifles, the police also seized some books which they claim are prohibited, and a laptop.
In another similar incident on Sunday, the Jagtial police at Kodimyala mandal arrested Vavilala Saikumar, an alleged member of armed Janashakti Naxal group, and seized .32 pistol,19 bullets, two magazines and two cell phones.
In November, the Kothagudem police arrested Nagaram Rupa alias Sujata, the Manuguru-Palvancha area committee secretary of the CPI(Maoist) Party, after arresting two militia group members of the same party.