Andhra Police arrest another Maoist Central Committee member

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Mahbubnagar (Andhra Pradesh), June 14 (ANI): In another major success for anti-Naxal operations in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, the security forces have arrested Maoist Central Committee member and Karnataka committee chief Chandrashekhar Gorebal.

Gorebal was arrested near Aija village of Mahbubnagar District in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.

According to police, two other top Maoist leaders-Takkelapalli Vasudeva Rao alias Ashanna and Kanumukkala Ramesh alias Vijay managed to escape during the raid.

All the three Naxal leaders are members of the Maoist Military Commission and the Central Action Team.

Police have recovered one carbine gun, two pairs of Andhra Pradesh Police uniforms, one GPS set, walky-talky and a radio set from Gorebal.

Earlier, intelligence agencies alerted both states about Maoists' plan to carry out violent activities at many places along the Karnataka- Andhra Pradesh border.

Police claimed that all these three Naxals planed to carry out attacks on political leaders of both states by using police uniform.

Gorebal, 45, who hails from Mudiyanur village in Koppal District of Karnataka, holds a postgraduate degree in Economics and was a lecturer in Sindhanur Government College of Karnataka's Raichur District before joining Maoists ranks.

Gorebal went underground in 2004.

He was earlier member of the Karnataka Vimochana Ranga (Karnataka Liberation Front) active along Hyderabad-Karnataka region.

Three of his students from Sindhanur College-Hajima, Shivalingu and Chinnappa, who were drawn towards the Maoists ideology, were killed in three different encounters in last seven years.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka Police has sent a team to Andhra Pradesh to seek Gorebal's custody.

Earlier this month, Police arrested Nandakumar the Maoists Karnataka state committee secretary, and senior leader Neelaguli Padmanabh. (ANI)

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