Hyderabad: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday carried out searches at multiple locations across Telangana in Dummugudem Maoist explosive material case.

An NIA spokesman said the agency carried out simultaneous searches at nine locations in five districts including Mahbubnagar, Warangal, Jangaon, Bhadradri Kothagudem, and Medchal.

Those who were raided include Muthu Nagaraju in Mahabubnagar district, Kommarajula Kanukaiah in Medchal district, Gunji Vikram in Bhadradri Kothagudem district, Sura Saraiah in Jangaon district, V Sathish in Mahabub Nagar district, Vallepu Swamy in Warangal Urban district, and Trinadha Rao in Bhadradri Kothagudem district.

NIA also raided one of the main accused Vallepu Swamy at Hanamakonda Mandal in Warangal Urban district.

On February 18, 2021, Dummugudem Police station in Telangana had registered a case against eight accused persons including four Under Ground cadres of CPI( Maoist), relating to the seizure of explosive materials including 400 electric detonators, 500 non-electric detonators, 400 Gelatin sticks, and 549 meters of fuse wire from the possession of accused Muthu Nagaraju and Kommarajula Kanukaiah.

The explosives were to be delivered to Hidma alias Mangu, Commander of PLGA 1st Battalion of CPI (Maoist), in Chhattisgarh.

NIA had re-registered the case on May 2 2021 and taken up the investigation.

"During the searches conducted today, NIA seized metal plates and pieces, Iron pipes and circles/coins/billas suspected to be used for making IEDs and Grenade Launchers. Various incriminating documents and explosive substances including slurry sticks and electric detonators were also seized," the spokesman said.

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