A mandal coordinator and village resource person, engaged in collection of data for NREGS, and sarpanch of Matham Bheemavaram village were allegedly detained by Maoists at Jyothulamamidi on the outskirts of M. Bheemavaram from Monday till Tuesday.
The incident came to light on Wednesday when the three had reached Koyyuru and lodged a complaint with the police. The Maoists let off the three unharmed but took away a laptop, two biometric machines and a web camera from the NREGS staff. Seven armed Maoists, reportedly belonging to Galikonda area committee, came to Jyothulamamidi as Mandal Coordinator Ch. Raju and VRP Nageswara Rao were collecting data with the assistance of sarpanch P. Dali Reddy.