Hard-core Naxalite Sreenivas grilled
Sunday October 29 2006 11:41 IST
BELLARY: The hard-core Naxalite and one of the main accused of Paritala Ravi murder case, Sreenivas was thoroughly interrogated by the district police on Saturday.
The accused Julakanti Sreenivas Reddy alias Moddu Sreenu was brought to the city with tight security. He was taken to some of the secret places in the city.
He is one of the suspects in murder of R K (Rayalaseema King), a former PW leader of Anantapur district and mentor of Paritala Ravindra.
Sreenivas is facing murder charges of Malepati Venkateswara Rao, a close associate of Paritala Ravi and former hard-core Naxalite on October 9, 2004 in the city. Malepati Venkateswara Rao was gunned to death, when he was on his morning walk near VIMS, here. The accused, Sreenivas along with G Suryanarayana Reddy alias Suri, P Narayana Reddy, Damodar Reddy and others indiscriminately opened fire on Malepati Venkateshwara Rao that day, police sources said.
The accused was arrested recently in Andhra Pradesh and kept in the Fazal Haque sub-jail.
In last February, a police team from the city went there with a prisoner’s body warrant issued by the city local court and requested for Moddu Sreenu in connection with RK murder case.
But, the Superintendent of Sub-Jail Fazal Haque said the accused health condition was not good and he could not be handed over to them in the present condition.
That time doctors had advised complete rest for Moddu Sreenu for some more time. But, this time the officials of AP police handed over him to Bellary police, for one-day interrogation on the basis of prisons body warrant. After his interrogation the accused was handed over to AP police.
The accused was brought to city with tight security of over 100 police personnel, including the newly formed Anti-Naxal Forces.