Wanted Maoist leader held in AP

Wanted Maoist leader held in AP

Warangal, June 7 (PTI): A top Maoist leader carrying Rs 3-lakh reward on his head has been arrested here, police said Wednesday.

Kodavati Kumara Swamy alias Naganna was active in Mahaboobnagar district and was also a member of South Telangana Zonal Committee, District Superintendent of Police, Soumya Mishra, told reporters here.

Swamy was one of the prime accused in the killing of IPS officer Paradeshi Naidu five years ago. Naidu was then the SP of Mahaboobnagar district, she said.

Acting on a tip-off, police nabbed Swamy who was in the city to meet his ex-colleague and surrendered Maoist, G Rajireddy alias Shyam.

The Maoist leader was accused in as many as 14 cases, including killing of eight police personnel and attack on three police stations, the SP added.

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