A notorious criminal, who was held by police yesterday, gave a slip to the police when he was taken to a hill for the recovery of booty at Kondapalli, about 20 KM from here, today. Police said R Sambasiva Rao, who involved in more than 100 major offences, including murders, rapes, dacoities and robberies in Guntur, Prakasham and Krishna Districts, during the last three years, was taken into custody by the police in Manglagiri Town yesterday. He was taken to Kondapalli Hills for recovery of booty. He washandcuffed but escaped from the police party by pushing the police aside. Large number of police from Krishna and Guntur Districtshave cordoned off the hills.
Meanwhile, rumors spread that he was killed in encounter or in an accident.
However, Commissioner of Police Madhusudhan Reddy denied any encounter. Significantly, media was not allowed into the area.