Warangal (Andhra Pradesh), May 24 (ANI): Security personnel shot down a top Naxalite rebel and his associate during an encounter, carried out in Tadwai Mandal region of Warangal District of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.
The encounter took place just after dawn, around 6.00 a.m
The killed naxalites were identified as Patel Sudhakar Reddy, a self-styled commander of CPI (Maoists) central committee and his associate Venkataiah.
Reddy, known by the names of Srikanth and Suryam, carried a reward of worth 1.2 million rupees on his head. He was also overseeing Maoist activities in the adjoining Karnataka state.
He was allegedly involved in a number of cases including the bid on the life of Chandrababu Naidu, former chief of Andhra Pradesh.
He was also involved in an attack on Greyhounds, the elite and crack outfit of policemen at Balimela reservoir along the Andhra Pradesh-Orissa border in 2008 and also in the killing of senior IPS Officer K S Vyas in the 1990s. (ANI)