A former Naxalite was arrested by the police on Tuesday for his alleged attempts to help the outlawed CPI Maoist party. The person who was arrested was identified as Polam Rajaiah, a resident of Nandimedaram village of Dharmaram mandal of Peddapalli district. He was working as a helper at the ‘Mission Bhagiratha’ water scheme at Medaram.
Kataram police along with the 58/G BN CRPF personnel led by SI D Sudhakar caught Polam Rajaiah when he was trying to escape on a bike after seeing the police at Bopparam crossroad. Rajaiah said that he was going to the Chhattisgarh border to meet Raji Reddy.
“During questioning, he said he worked for the Maoist party in the Peddapalli squad and protection platoon of Karimnagar anad Warangal. He surrendered to the police in 2002 and even got land allotted to him at Dharmaram by the government. But due to financial problems, he got into contact with Maoist leader Kankanala Raji Reddy and started working to strengthen the party again for the last four months,” said Kataram DSP G Rammohan Reddy.