|He will be produced before Manthani court in Karimnagar district|
KOCHI: Malla Raji Reddy, 57, also known as Sattenna, a member of the Maoist central committee, was handed over to the Special Police team of Andhra Pradesh police.
Reddy was arrested, along with Suguna, 30, a tribal woman, by a special police team from Andhra Pradesh near Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly, on Monday.
When the Andhra police sought transit warrant for the two after presenting them before the Judicial First Class Magistrate-II, Aluva, near here, on Wednesday, the Magistrate first remanded them to judicial custody for 14 days. However, the Magistrate, later, issued transit warrant after the Andhra Pradesh police told the court that the accused would be produced before Manthani Court in Karimnagar district before December 22.
Four warrants were issued against Reddy and one against Suguna.
Reddy is from Karimnagar district in Andhra Pradesh and is in charge of the revolutionary movement in the southwest regional bureau of the Maoists, which includes Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.
The police said he had been evading arrest for nearly 39 years. "I came to Kerala on December 14 with the aim of taking the revolution forward," Reddy told presspersons on the court premises. However, he denied planning any action inside the State.
Asked by Magistrate Sreekala Suresh if he had anything to say, Reddy said that all cases against him were false. "We stand for revolution and revolution is the only way to serve public. The State will have to be replaced using revolution," he told the court.