New Delhi : NIA conducted searches at 31 locations spread across Eight districts of Andhra Pradesh namely Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Prakasam, Srikakulam, Kurnool, Krishna, East Godavari & Kadapa and four districts of Telangana namely Ranga Reddy, Hyderabad, Medchal-Malkajgiri and Medak, in the case relating to furthering the activities of the proscribed organization, CPI(Maoist) in Andhra Pradesh in the guise of frontal organizations.
During the searches, 40 mobile phones, 44 SIM Cards, 70 Storage devices like Hard Discs, Micro SD cards & Flash Cards, 184 CDs/DVDs, 19 Pen Drives, Tab, Audio Recorder, Rs.10 lakhs in cash from one accused, sickles, axe, machetes besides CPI (Maoist) flags, as well as huge number of incriminating documents, handwritten letters of CPI(Maoist) party literature, CPI(Maoist) press notes etc. have been recovered.
The case was originally registered at Munchingput PS, Visakhapatnam (Rural) District and was re-registered by NIA on 07.03.2021. The case pertains to seizure of revolutionary literature of CPI (Maoist), press notes, medicines, wire bundles and explosives substances from accused Pangi Naganna, who was intercepted by Munchingput Police, District Visakhapatnam Rural, Andhra Pradesh during vehicle checking. Investigation revealed that Pangi Naganna had been ostensibly working as a journalist and was passing information about the police movements to the leaders of CPI(Maoist). He has also been involved in instigating the villagers to obstruct combing operations of police and prevent them from entering them into villages and motivating the villagers to revolt against the police parties and hold rallies against the government.
Till now, six accused persons namely (i) Pangi Naganna, (ii) Anduluri Annapurna, (iii) Jangarla Koteswar Rao, (iv). Manukonda Srinivasa Rao, (v)Rela Rajeswari and (vi) Boppudi Anjamma have been arrested in the case.