‘Naxal Couple’ from Hyderabad arrested Under UAPA For having Maoist Links

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A couple living in Hyderabad have been arrested under the Illegal Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Indian Penal Code for allegedly having links with the CPI (Maoist).

Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat said N Ravisarma and his wife had been in their mid-50s since June 2019 in connection with Maoist activities in Telangana.

Based on inputs, a special police team searched their home in LB Nagar, Mansoorbad and seized Maoist literature, three laptops, pen drives, memory cards and correspondence with a banned CPI (Maoist).

A case has been registered under the relevant IPC sections and the UPA and the Telangana State Public Safety Act, 2012.

Sharma had previously worked with the People’s War Group (PWG) in various posts, police said. He was arrested in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand in October 2009 and released on bail in April 2016.

After his release from prison, he came to Hyderabad and is now living in a house here with his wife, a former state committee member of the CPI (Maoist).

Bhagwat said he was actively involved in the formation of the ‘All India Forum Against Hindutva Fascist Attack’ in Delhi in February 2019.

Sharma often goes underground and attends meetings of Maoists in Chhattisgarh and other parts of the country.

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