OU student with Maoist connections held

Hyderabad: A 32-year-old student of Osmania University, who was allegedly helping Maoists in Chattisgarh, was caught by the Border Security Force of Bijapur Police, Chattisgarh, on Friday evening.

Officials claim they found naxal literature and electronic equipment in a bag carried by the man.

Sub-Inspectors Alok Subboth of Bijapur Police said Ugge Bharat, a native of Warangal, was pursuing Bioinformatics in Osmania University. A close relative of a top naxalite leader Ugge Chandramouli, who was arrested in 2006, Bharat was residing in the Hostel B on the Osmania
University campus. Sources said that Bharath played a crucial role in equipping Maoist cadres with wireless communicatio-n sets.

He was also instrumentalin educating Maoist cadre about intercepting wireless communication network of security forces. “On Friday, he was found in the Tarlaguda area, which falls near the Telangana Chhattisgarh border. The area domination team, which was on patrol, noticed him hiding in the forest area and questioned him.

As his answers were not convincing, he was questioned and his bag checked,” said the official, adding thay apart from naxal literature, several electronic equipments were found in his possession.

After a thorough grilling, Bharat allegedly confessed that he was helping Maoist and supplying them equipment procured by him from the Hyderabad City.

“He is being sent for questioning by higher authorities. Further details will be known
after his interrogation,” added the official.

Earlier in June this year, a 40-year-old post-graduate student of Osmania University, Manda Ranjit Rao, who was allegedly working as a courier for top Maoist leader Hari Bhushan alias Jagan, was arrested by Kothagudem Police. The police seized revolutionary literature and a pen drive from his possession.