In connection with a Left Wing Extremism (LWE) or Naxal case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches at more than 60 locations on Monday in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Raids are still being conducted at suspects’ homes and hiding places in both states. Following inputs, separate NIA teams began conducting raids in close coordination with state police forces in the morning.
“A total of 60 locations in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are being searched in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) or Naxal case,” a top NIA source told .
According to information, the raids will take place in the districts of Hyderabad in Telangana, as well as Guntur, Nellore, and Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. The homes of several civil rights leaders who are suspected of having ties to Naxal sympathizers are among the locations being searched.
In connection with an August 2023 case involving the recovery of explosive materials, drones, and a Lathe machine involving the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist), the NIA also carried out a number of raids and searches in Telangana and Chhattisgarh on September 9. After three of the defendants were arrested in June in Kothagudem’s Cherla mandal with explosive materials, drones, and a lathe machine, the NIA filed a case against 12 of them.