5 suspected Naxals held for extortion
Five suspected Naxals, who had demanded a ransom from the managing director of the Obulapuram Mining Company, were arrested at Tirupati on Thursday.
The District Crime Investigation Bureau officials arrested all the five from a guesthouse at Tirupati, Superintendent of Police D R Chandragupta told reporters at a press meet here on Friday.
Five cellphones and as many ATM cards, sixty-four blank cheques and a car were seized from the arrested. Prime accused Rapaka Sriramulu has about a dozen extortion cases against him, the SP said.