Maoist leader arrested in Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad A Maoist District Committee member, carrying a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh on his head, was today arrested in neighbouring Medak district of Andhra Pradesh, police said.

A police team arrested a paralytic Pusa Sivanarayana, in his early 50s, when he was on his way to a hospital for treatment, Medak District Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar said.

Sivanarayana, who was also the incharge of the Central Committee protection platoon, was wanted in connection with three cases of rioting, besides a murder case pertaining to 2001 under Gajwel police station limits and was underground for the past 23 years, the SP said.

He lives in Bejagama village in Gajwel mandal of Medak district. After arresting Sivanarayana, he was produced before a court in Medak which remanded him to judicial custody, the senior police officer said.

Story First Published: October 21, 2013 13:05 IST

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