NIA chargesheets woman Maoist in Araku MLA murder case in AP

New Delhi: The national anti- terror probe agency NIA on Friday said that it has filed supplementary charge-sheet before Vijayawada NIA Special Court against an ‘Area Committee Member’ of CPI (Maoist) Sake Kalavathi aka Bhavani under sections 120 B read with 302 IPC, Sections 18, 20, 38 and 39 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 and Section 25(1A) of Arms Act in connection with Araku MLA murder case of Andhra Pradesh.
The case was originally registered on September 23, 2018 at Dumbriguda police station in Visakhapatnam relating to the murder of the then Araku MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao and a former MLA Siveri Soma by armed cadres of CPI (Maoist) at Livitiputtu Village of Dumbriguda Mandal in Visakhapatnam District.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over this case on December 6 in 2018 and taken up the investigation.
After a thorough probe, the agency filed a charge-sheet against nine accused person.
Investigation has revealed that Sake Kalavathi had joined the proscribed terrorist organisation CPI (Maoist) twenty years ago and was an Area Committee member of the organisation at the time of her arrest.
“She is the wife of Kakuri Peddanna, a State Zonal Committee member of CPI (Maoist) and she, along with her husband and other co- accused persons was part of a 40 member team which was camping in Dumbriguda fifteen days prior to the incident in the instant case”, the NIA said in the charge sheet.
She was an armed cadre of CPI (Maoist), used to carry INSAS Rifle and was instrumental in providing logistics support to the team that carried out the killing of Kidari Sarveswara Rao, the then MLA of Araku and Siveri Soma ex-MLA of Araku, the charge sheet added.