Maoist Gautam killed
Police shot dead Gautam alias Bandareddy Subba Rao in an alleged encounter near Bandigadda village in Y Ramavaram mandal of East Godavari district.
Gautam, who carried a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head, was a member of the central technical committee and also of the Andhra Orissa Boarder special zone committee.However, APCLC alleged that Gautam and his wife Saroja, Visakhapatnam
district committee member, were arrested by the police in Vijayawada and Gautam was killed in a fake encounter. Saroja was still in police custody, they said.
Meanwhile, in a pre-dawn strike, the naxals killed Congress leader and Bollapalli mandal praja parishad president Thumma Rami Reddy (60) in front of his home in Vinukonda of Guntur distirct.