Hyderabad: The National Investigation Agency (NIA), on 28 August, filed a chargesheet naming four members of the Telangana Vidyarthi Vedika (TVV) and Telangana Praja Front (TPF), the frontal organisations of CPI(M), for engaging in furthering the activities of the organisation.

The agency filed a chargesheet in a special court in Hyderabad and slapped charges against four persons – Maddileti alias Bandari Maddileti, the state president of TVV; Menchu Sandeep alias Praveen, the state general secretary of TVV; Nalamasa Krishna alias Rathnamala, the state vice-president of TPF; and Yapa Narayana alias Haribhushan, the secretary to the Telangana state committee of CPI (M). Haribhushan is absconding while the other three have already been arrested.

The three who were arrested are lodged at the Cherlapally Central prison. Nalamasa Krishna was granted conditional bail by the court four days ago on health grounds.

According to the NIA, the case was originally registered in October 2019 at the Nallakunta police station in Hyderabad under various Sections of the IPC, the Telangana Public Security Act, and the UA (P) Act. Searches had been conducted at Maddileti’s residence in the city and many incriminating letters, documents, and digital devices that established his close association with senior CPI (M) leaders and top leaders of their frontal organisations were seized.

Further investigation revealed that members of the party’s frontal organisations like TVV and TPF, in association with underground leaders of proscribed organisation CPI (Maoist), were engaged in furthering the activities of the said organization in the garb of welfare activities such as taking up issues concerning students and society and raising funds through educational institutions. They were also luring, radicalising, and recruiting youth into CPI (M) for engaging in anti-national activities against the democratically-elected governments, the NIA said.

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