Saturday, December 22, 2007

Malli Raji Reddy produced in Manthani court

KARIMNAGAR: CPI Maoist Central Committee Member Malla Raji Reddy alias Sattenna, arrested along with his wife and Maoist Sangita, by the AP Police in Anganamaly in Kerala on December 18, was produced before the First Class Judicial Magistrate of Metpally amid tight security.

The magistrate remanded him to 14 days judicial custody and refused to send him to police custody.

A native of Shastrulapalli village in the district, the 57-year-old senior Maoist leader carried a reward of Rs 12 lakh on his head.

Raji Reddy, who studied upto Intermediate, was attracted to the movement and joined the Radical Students Union in 1975 and attended the second district conference two years later.

He participated in the military camp in the forest area of Tadicherla prior to December 1999 where another senior leader Nalla Adi Reddy alias Shyam, Erram Reddy, Santhosh Reddy, Sheelam Naresh and PWG member Singam Lachi Rajam were killed in an encounter.

He was arrested by the Dharmapuri police in 1977 and went underground after release.

He worked as dalam member and leader in Mathani, Mahadevpur areas between 1977 and 1981.

He also worked in Maharashtra forest division and Bastar area in Madhya Pradesh (now Chhattisgarh) till 1996 and was elevated as Central Organising committee of PWG in 1997.

He was involved in unearthing of a huge cache of weapons and cash at Bangalore in 1992, attack on Sirpur police station in Adilabad killing a Sub-Inspector and 12 constables in 1986.

He attacked Karakagudem police station in Khammam district killing 16 police personnel and took away 32 weapons with 1,624 rounds of ammunition, blasted six landmines and an equal number of claymore mines at Kusansur in Gadchiroli district killing six policemen in 1998 and snatched Rs 4.4 lakh from the RPF Jawans in Mudkhed-Hyderabad train.

The top Maoist leader, involved in 21 cases was not allowed to talk to media and only his daughter Latha and his advocate BSA Satyanarayana were permitted to talk to him.

In another blow to the revolutionary movement, two women, suspected to be members of CPI (Maoist), were shot dead in an alleged exchange of fire near Tiger Camp in the Rampachodavaram agency area on Friday.

The police recovered five weapons, including three 303 guns and two 12 bore guns, from the spot.


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