Nursing student missing case: NIA raids, grills CMS leaders
National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday conducted simultaneous searches at the residences of Chaitanya Mahila Sangham (CMS) convenor Jyothi, Co-convenor Padma, and activist Anitha
HYDERABAD: Sleuths of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday conducted simultaneous searches at the residences of Chaitanya Mahila Sangham (CMS) convenor Jyothi, Co-convenor Padma, and activist Anitha. The searches were conducted in Hyderabad and Hanamkonda.
The officials have conducted the raids based on the reports that the CMS leaders are Maoist sympathisers and had connections with Maoist leaders. During the raids that lasted over three hours, the NIA teams reportedly seized several documents and hard discs.
CMS convenor Jyothi, while speaking to media, confirmed the NIA raids on their houses. She said that the NIA officials conducted raids on their houses and seized some books and documents. She said that the police had quizzed them about the missing of nursing student Radha who was allegedly recruited by the Maoist organization.
However, Jyothi clarified that she had nothing to do with the nursing student's missing case, adding that she was not aware if Radha joined Maoists. They were also grilled about the enrollment of women in CMS, Jyothi said, adding that she was asked to appear for questioning once again.
It may be recalled that NIA officials conducted searches in Ranga Reddy, Medak and Secunderabad districts of Telangana in June. The agency had then arrested Chukka Shilpa, a High Court lawyer and member of Chaitanya Mahila Sangham (CMS), in connection with the Peddabayalu Maoist recruitment case. Shilpa was arrested for her alleged involvement in recruiting youngsters for the Maoist organisation. The raids and arrests were carried out based on a complaint lodged by the mother of Radha, the missing nursing student.