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Araku MLA murder case: Maoist cadre held, handed over to NIA


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One person, a member of Nandpur Area Committee of CPI Maoist and one of the accused in Araku MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao murder case, was arrested by Koraput police on Saturday and handed over to National Investigation Agency (NIA).
The arrested person has been identified as Jayaram Khilla of Tala Kandapalli village in Padwa panchayat of Dumrbiguda in Visakhapatnam district.
Last year in September, two political leaders, including sitting Telegu Desam Party (TDP) Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Kidari Sarveswara Rao, were shot dead by Naxals in Dumbriguda Mandal of Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district.
The other person who fell prey to the ultras was former TDP MLA Siveri Soma.
Rao and Soma were shot dead while they were on their way to participate in Gramadarsini program in the interior village in Dubriguda Mandal, police said.
The accused has been booked under various sections of Arms act, Indian Penal code and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
"Khilla will be taken on remand by NIA team for further interrogation," police said.

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First Published: Apr 28 2019 | 2:49 AM IST

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