Visakhapatnam: The Vizag Rural police, on Wednesday, arrested a Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 4 lakh on his head. On a tip off, he was nabbed in a village under GK Veedhi mandal in Vizag Agency.

The arrested was identified as Gemmeli Kamesh alias Hari alias Malathi, 31, Area Committee member of Galikonda dalam of the banned CPI (Maoist) party, a native of Kumkumapudi village, GK Veedhi mandal in Vizag Agency. He was involved in over 100 offences in Vizag and East Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh and parts of Odisha.

Deputy Inspector General (Visakha Range), L.K.V. Ranga Rao said that Gemmeli Kamesh was involved in 21 offences in Vizag district, including five murders, seven exchanges of fire with the police personnel.

The police recovered 303 rifle, loaded magazine, 20 live rounds of the rifle, 50kg (25 packets each – 2 kg) of gelatin, three carriage mines (7kg,7kg and 6kg), 150 gm Cordex, 200 mt electrical wire, Sony radio, one communication man pack, one camera flash and a battery charger.

The police said that Kamesh joined the outfit in 2006 as militia member through his relative Gemmeli Narayana Rao alias Jambri as a dalam member.

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During his 14 years of service in the party, Kamesh worked in different ranks – as a guard, dalam member, Coffee Board Committee member and has been working as ACM of Galikonda Dalam from August 2019. Kamesh has worked in Galikonda, Korukonda, Pedabayulu and parts of Andhra Odisha Border (AOB).

The police said that Kamesh was involved in the murder of Sindri Kala at Rallagadda village, Chintapalli in 2014, Sagina Venkataramana of Jerrila village in GK Veedhi mandal in 2016, Vanthala Balayya of Gudem in G.K Veedhi in 2018, Thambelu Lambayya of Pedapadu village, G.K. Veedhi in 2019 and Korra Jayaram at Bondapodar, Odisha.

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