Jerrela is a place in GK Veedhi mandal of Visakhapatnam Agency Area.
On January 5, left wing extremists killed a Telugu Desam leader and a former sarpanch Sagina Venkata Ramana. This is the second murder by Maoists in the last two days in Vizag Agency area. Maoists claimed that they killed Venkata Ramana as he refused to quit the Telugu Desam party and for supporting bauxite mining in the Agency area.
On January 11, CPM district secretary K Lokanadham and CPI leader AJ Stalin demanded the release of the tribal youth who were illegally detained by the police on the guise of investigation. They claimed that the Telugu Desam government as part of its vindictive attitude is harassing the tribal youth who are opposing bauxite mining.