AP officials attach Maoist leaders' properties

Karimnagar district officials have announced that they have seized properties of Narayan Rao (CC Member of Maoists) while the authorities failed to locate assets of Muppala Lakshman Rao alias Ganapati (Secretary of the CPI-Maoists)

According to officials, they were enforcing an order issued by an NIA Court in Kolkata for seizing and attaching the properties of the CPI-Maoist leaders whose dangerous and destructive activities in West Bengal had led to loss of lives and properties in the state.

The court ordered the seizure of property of the Muppala Lakshman Rao family, which has two acres of land and an RCC house both of which were in disuse in Bheerpur in Karimnagar district. The house was used for running a government school.

The land has been barren for over two decades besides house building after the family members left following frequent police harassment.

“None of the family members lives there and land is also not cultivated” said a district official of Karimnagar.

It is said that Muppala Lakshman Rao has not visited his home, which he left  40 years ago when he had joined the  PWG group founded by  Kondapalli Seetharamaiah.

Revenue authorities said  they had seized and attached 1.37 acres that belonged to Maoists central committee member Balmuri Narayana Rao in the village and handed over it to the NIA authorities. Sarangapur tahsildar G Srinivas Rao, along with revenue and police officials, visited Bheerpur village on Saturday and conducted inquiry into properties of Maoist leaders.

To their shock, the revenue authorities did not find any property belonging to Maoists chief Muppala Laxman Rao alias Ganapathi, who had left the village some four decades ago and had been leading underground life. NIA inspector Raja Subramanyam Raju was also present.

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