Malkangiri encounter: Veteran Maoist leaders with Rs 20 lakh bounty, their guards, family among killed

Of the 24 Maoists killed Monday, police identified 14.

Written by Debabrata Mohanty | Malkangiri | Updated: October 26, 2016 5:26 pm
Maoists, maoist death encounter, maoist encounter, maoist encounter Odisha border, maoist encounter andhra border, india news, indian express Outside Malkangiri police headquarters, cops remove tatters from the clothes of the slain Maoists. (Source: Express photo by Debabrata Mohanty)

Daya alias Purna alias Bhaskar alias Chamala Krishnaiah

With two decades at various levels in the Maoist hierarchy, Daya from Pichakantal village of Nalgonda district of Telangana was a senior member of Andhra Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee which is headed by Akkiraju Haragopal alias Ramakrishna. Daya, who was also secretary of the Koraput division of the Maoists, is said to have been an expert in ambush and surprise attack and carried a reward of Rs 20 lakh on his head. He allegedly planned and executed in abduction of former Andhra Pradesh tribal MLA Balaraju in the 1990s and BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka in March 2012. His role is crucial as he is considered in kidnap-evacuation as also sheltering plans. He lorded over Parvatipuram and undivided Koraput districts.

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Ganesh alias Prasad alias Ramireddy alias Bakuri Venkata Ramana Murthy

A member of the AOBSZC who carried a reward of Rs 20 lakh on his head. Hailing from Bagata Bakuru village of Visakhapatnam, he headed the Malkangiri division for a long time and was allegedly responsible for planning and execution of the 2008 Alampakka attack that killed 38 including 35 Greyhounds of Andhra Pradesh.

Munna alias Shivaji

Only son of RK, the Maoist central committee member, Munna from Alkakuruparu village of Prakasam district was area commander of “cut-off area” Local Guerilla Squad.

Mamata alias Banajalas Nirmala alias Budukonda Maru

Wife of Maoist leader Suresh, Srikakulam-born Mamata was an area commander of 3rd Central Regional Committee of Maoists.

Riono alias Sunil alias Julumuri Srinibabu

Born in East Godavari district, Rino was an area commander-ranked Maoist of 3rd Central Regional Committee.

Birsu alias Gamela Keshava Rao

An area commander of First Central Regional Committee, also head of Korkunda area committee in Malkangiri. Bijapur-born Birsu was part of the Maoist set-up for over six years.


An area commander of First Central Regional Committee, born in Bijapur.

Madhu alias Anna Parthi Dasu

A member of the technical team, the white-moustached Madhu was initially thought to be Gajarla Ravi by cops. His
bald head later established his real identity. A member of the inner protection team around Bakuri Venkata Ramana Murthy (also killed), the West Godavari native was an area commander.

Murali alias Krishna alias Simhachalam

An area commander-ranked Maoist from Medak district, key member of Central Committee member RK’s protection team.

Lata alias Jyothi alias Padma

Wife of AOBSZC member Dubashi Shankar alias Mahendra, she was an area commander said to be in charge of supply logistics.


A woman bodyguard of RK’s inner protection team.

Manjula, Swarna and Sweta

Part of cadre supply team.

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