The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday conducted a simultaneous search operation in Prakasam and Vijayawada districts of Andhra Pradesh on suspicion of CPI (Maoist) sympathizers supporting the outlawed party. Development said.
A team of NIA officials from Chhattisgarh reached Alakurapadu village in Tanguturu block of Prakasam district and conducted a search at the residence of Akkiraju Sirisha, former Central Committee member of Maoist party who died of kidney related complications, alias Akkiraju Haragopal alias Ramakrishna or RK. Diseases in Chhattisgarh forests on October 14 last year.
Local police forces cordoned off the entire area and barred neighbors and local media from entering the premises, while NIA officials conducted a search operation at Sirisha’s residence.
“The NIA officials questioned me about the presence of some unknown persons in my house. I have not committed any crime. Ever since my husband passed away I have been depressed and suffering from health problems. Sirisha told reporters that the NIA officials are harassing me mentally in the name of search.
At the same time, another team of NIA officials conducted searches at the residence of G Kalyan Rao, Secretary of the Revolutionary Writers’ Association and the Revolutionary Writers’ Association (Virasam), a close associate of popular writer P Varavara Rao, who is currently on bail in Mumbai. Bhima Koregaon violence case
Kalyan Rao is also the brother-in-law of deceased Maoist party central committee member R.K. He participated in the 2004 talks between the Andhra Pradesh government and the Maoist party along with RK.
Four youths from Chhattisgarh had been searched by the NIA for the past one year at the residence of Virasam member Doddi Prabhakar and another house in Vijayawada’s Ajit Singh Nagar.
“It is believed that the youths were involved in transferring money from Vijayawada to the accounts of Maoist leaders in Chhattisgarh,” said the police officer quoted above.