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AP police seizes arms cache meant for Naxals

April 19, 2010 17:36 IST

Andhra Pradesh police has foiled yet another attempt to supply arms to the Naxalites in the state by seizing a big cache of arms and ammunitions in the Medak district.

The district superintendent of police VC Sajjanar told mediapersons on Monday that arms including an AK-47 rifle, a Springfield rifle, a 9 mm pistol and some other weapons and 676 rounds of ammunition were seized from a Tavera vehicle at Julakal cross roads near Sangareddy town. Cash worth Rs 27,000 was also found with the occupants of the vehicle.

Sajjanar said that those apprehended in connection with the arms supply include former Naxalite Devender, who was husband of another former Naxalite and Telugu Desam legislator from Mulug in Warnagal district, Seetakka.

Sajjanar said that Uttar Pradesh-based traders Durga Prasad and Sunil Kumar, with whom Devender had struck a deal, supplied the arms. The arms were being supplied to various Naxal groups including the Communist Party of India-Maoists, he said.

This particular cache of arms was being brought from Uttar Pradesh to Hyderabad, when it was caught in Medak district.

Police said that these arms were meant for the CPIML-Prajapratighatna's Mohan Anna squad.

Interestingly, in another related development on Monday, a squad member of Prajapratighatna opened fire at Mohan Anna, who is the state secretary of the organisation. Police sources said that while Mohan survived the attack, the Naxalite who had opened fire at him managed to flee from the forest.

The incident occurred in Gundala forest area on Warangal-Khammam districts border.

Mohammed Siddique in Hyderabad