Hyderabad, Mar 22 (PTI) A leader of the banned CPI(Maoist) in Telangana was arrested and explosives allegedly in his possession seized, police said today.Also Read - Pakistan PM Imran Khan To Take Vote of Confidence From The Assembly after Facing Defeat in Senate Elections

On a tip off, a police team arrested 21-year-old Sodi Ungaiah alias Suresh after intercepting his motor bike near Kaliveru in Kothagudem district last evening. Also Read - Telangana Villagers Attack Two Forest Guards For Stopping Encroachment

Police said they seized 20 detonators and eight gelatin sticks from his possession, while he was allegedly on the way to supply them to the ultras. Also Read - Budget session of Mizoram Assembly from March 12

He was the Deputy Commander of the outfit, Superintendent of Police, Bhadradri-Kothagudem district, Ambar Kishor Jha told PTI over phone.

He had joined the outfit about three years ago was made the Deputy Commander four months back, the official said.

He was allegedly involved in a murder, blasting of a dam and a cell tower, planting of land mines and extortion, Jha said.

He had also been involved in exchange of fire with police in Cherla mandal of the district, police said.

Meanwhile, four members of the CPI (Maoist), including two women, surrendered before the Superintendent of Police of Bhadradri-Kothagudem district today and they have been sanctioned monetary benefit under rehabilitation scheme, Jha said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.