Saturday August 18 2007 13:42 IST
RAJAHMUNDRY: As many as 13 Naxalites were arrested at Pulimera village in Peddapuram mandal on Thursday.
Of them, seven belonged to CPIML (Janasakthi) and the rest to CPIML (Ramachandran Group). Two .12 bore tapanchas, two countrymade revolvers and revolutionary literature were recovered from them.
Speaking to reporters at here on Friday, East Godavari district Superintendent of Police Battina Srinivasulu said that all the arrested Naxals were involved in 11 criminal exortions and 10 unreported cases. They extorted money from traders, businessmen, industrialists and doctors. They collected Rs 5 lakh from 50 persons.
Explosives Seized :
The SP said Rampachodavaram CI M Veera Reddy and subinspector IV Durga Rao seized 48 detonators and five boxes of gelatin sticks near Bhupathipalem project on the outskirts of Rampchodavaram.
The police recovered the explosives from M Ramaiah (23) of Lakkavaram village.