Arrests
Each of the three militia members carried a reward of Rs 1 lakh on their head
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Visakhapatnam Rural Police on Monday arrested a woman Maoist, who carried a reward of Rs four lakh on her head, and three militia members.

The arrested Maoists were identified as Vantala Vasantha (26) alias Jyothi, native of Bonangipalle area, P Sattibabu (40) and P Kameswara Rao (21), a resident of Koyyuru mandal, and G Govinda Rao (26) from GK Veedhi area.

Each of the three militia members carried a reward of Rs 1 lakh on their head.

Vasantha was associated with the outlawed CPI (Maoist) since 2003 and was involved in 51 cases of Maoist violence in Vizag Agency, including 15 murders, Superintendent of Police Rahul Dev Sharma said.

She was an `area committee member' of the Maoists and carried a reward of Rs four lakh on her head, he said.

Jyothi had decided to quit the movement because of her severe health problems but the Maoist top brass did not allow her, the SP claimed.

The other three were members of Maoist militia and were involved in incidents of loot, attack on houses of local political leaders, extortion, etc., he added.