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Karnataka: suspected naxal held.

CHIKMAGLUR: Gonibeedu Police arrested one G M Krishnamurthy (32) of Bhadra Estate in Balehole, suspecting him to be a naxalite, at Mudigere on Wednesday.

At around 7.30 am, Krishnamurthy boarded the Mudegere-Bangalore KSTRC bus. Acting on a hunch, police constable Purnesh who was travelling in the same bus informed the Banakal police station.

Krishnamurthy got off at Jannapura bus stop and tried to escape. But the people caught him and handed him over to the police. Krishnamurthy was taken to Ramanahalli DAR police station.

Police suspect that Krishnamurthy is the brother of naxalite Vanajakshi, who was arrested when B K Singh was SP.

After her arrest, Krishnamurthy was absconding and is said to have joined the naxalites.According to sources, three cases were already registered against Krishnamurthy for being part of naxal activities in the region.

In December 11, 2003, a case was registered for destroying the forest department check post near Sringeri.

He is also said to be involved in the burning of the forest guest house on November 27, 2003.A case was registered against him for distributing naxal pamphlets in Balehonnur on January 8, 2004.

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posted by Bimal 26.1.07,


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