Top Naxalite and CPI (ML) New Democracy Chandranna Group state committee member Yenugula Chandra Reddy alias Sagar has reportedly been taken into custody on Thursday night from Miryalguda of Nalgonda district.

The police took Sagar into custody while he was traveling from Hyderabad to Nellore in an RTC bus to undergo medical tests in Nellore. Sources also said that two more persons were taken into custody along with Sagar. However, the police have not confirmed the arrest.

Meanwhile, State Human Rights Forum general secretary Mohan and vice-president Subba Rao said that the top Naxal was illegally arrested. They demanded that Sagar be produced before the court immediately. Sources said that is a native of Rajupet village in Kusumanchi mandal of Khammam district. he is a post graduate from UP's Aligarh University. After education, he joined the labour movment in Khammam district and then went underground.