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Archive for May 9th, 2007

Naxalite arrested, firearms recovered in Chandauli; UP

Posted by Indian Vanguard on May 9, 2007

With the arrest of a hardcore Naxalite, cops have busted an illegal factory of firearms in a dense forest of Naughar area in Chandauli district during a combing operation on Wednesday. Police have recovered a country-made pistol, parts of sophisticated SLR, wire, explosive material and equipment of preparing and repairing firearms.

The arrested Naxal has been identified as Jai Prakash, a resident of Kharauli area under Chand police station in the bordering district of Bhabhwa in Bihar. Police are gathering more details about the arrested Naxal from the Bihar police.

According to reports, cops were engaged in a routine combing operation in the dense forest of Naughar area on Wednesday when they spotted a suspicious man. When policemen signaled him to stop for checking, he tried to flee but cops arrested him and recovered a country-made pistol of 12-bore from his possession.

During the interrogation, police got vital information about the networking of Naxals in the area. On the revelation of the arrested man, cops busted a factory of illegal firearms in a dense forest area. Cops recovered the upper portion of a SLR gun, thin wire, explosive powder and other equipment.

The SP (Chandauli), Praveen Kumar confirmed the arrest of the Naxal under the Unlawful Activity Prevention Act.

Hindustan Times

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Four naxals including top leader arrested in Nagpur

Posted by Indian Vanguard on May 9, 2007

In a major breakthrough, the city police on Tuesday evening arrested a top Maoist leader and three other naxalites, wanted for serious crimes at Deekshabhoomi in Nagpur where Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar embraced Buddhism along with his supporters 50 years ago.

The Commissioner of Police SPS Yadav said that the suspected Maoist leader has been identified as Murali alias Ashok Satya Reddy, chief of North Gadchiroli-Gondia-Balaghat and Rajnandgaon division while others are: Arun Pareira of Bandra in Mumbai, Dhanendra Bhurle and Naresh Bansod of Gondia. Of them, Pareira is the chief of communication and propaganda of the ultra-left wing.

For the naxalites of CPI (Maoists), who are yet to recover from the shock caused by the arrest of its politburo member, Narayan Sanyal last year from Raipur and Markam Gopanna, the secretary of North Bastar division in Chhattisgarh on May 4 near Raipur, Murali’s arrest was being regarded as yet another jolt to the outfit.

According to the city police, the CPI (Maoist) had convened a special meeting at Deekshabhoomi on Tuesday with a view to plan subversive activities at Nagpur. The senior Naxalite leader was also entrusted the job to spread naxalism in Nagpur and its surrounding area recently and hence the meeting. Acting on a tip off, police laid a trap around Deekshabhoomi premises. As soon as the four naxalites emerged out of the main gate after the meeting, the police intercepted and arrested them. Police recovered arms, including a revolver, naxalite literature and a mobile from them.

A police team had rushed to Mumbai and raided the residence of Pareira at Bandra (W) last evening. Search operations are still on there.

Murali, top-ranked naxalite has been working in Gadchiroli and its neighbouring areas for the last one decade. He was responsible for triggering a landmine blast in Salekasa of Gondia, killing two PSI and five policemen on the spot in 2005. Moreover, it was suspected that he was mastermind to kill of Madhya Pradesh Transport minister, Likhiram Kawre in Balaghat, a few years ago.

Yadav claimed that documents seized from that revealed that they were planning to instigate people for launching an agitation on farmers suicide and a movement on the line of Nandigram to oppose SEZ in Nagpur. The city police came to conclusion after interrogation that Murali was behind to instigate dalits I the region on Khairlanji that led to violence and arson in several parts in the state.

The arrested Maoists also provided vital clues during the intensive interrogations. A five-member team from AP police has already reached Nagpur to interrogate them further while police teams from neighbouring Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are coming tomorrow.

The naxalite Murali married to one Ranjita, a dalam (squad) commandant of Kobrameda in Gadchiroli in 2002. Ranjita remarried Murali after her husband, Tulshiram Madavi, another dalam commander, was killed by naxalites when he surrendered before the police to lead a peaceful life in 2002. It was said that Murali was instrumental for the killing of Tulshiram and later he married Ranjita and promoted her as the dalam commander.

The city police booked all the four under 10, 13 and 20 of the Unlawful Activities prevention Act, 1969 and 353 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code. They were produced before the local court and got police remand till May 16.

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AITUC blames UPA for growing Maoist movements

Posted by Indian Vanguard on May 9, 2007

The rapid expansion of the Maoist movement across India is not occurring without reason. The UPA government’s apparently pro-rich economic policies coupled with the failure of the Left parties to expand their support base have combined to a provide a surge to the violent movement, the Left-affiliated All India Trade Union Congress(AITUC)said on Tuesday.

The spread of “political extremism” was one issue discussed at general council meeting of AITUC, which is affiliated to the CPI and is currently the largest Left trade union, held in the capital on May 6 and 7. This is the first time that an affiliate of the CPI, which is considered to be more sympathetic to the Maoist movement compared to CPI(M), has connected the spread of Naxalism to the failure of the Left and trade unions to provide a platform to the poor.

“If organised democratic movement, trade union action, struggle of the peasantry cannot take meaningful shape, political extremism is bound to spread. What is alarming is that extremism has already been able to set its foot in about 168 districts out of 600 districts in the country,” AITUC general secretary and CPI MP, Gurudas Das Gupta, said.

Das Gupta said in a situation of growing dissatisfaction among the under-privileged, it is essential that a trade union movement spearheads the battle against unemployment and violation of labour laws among unorganised labour and farmers, which provide a catchment sectors for political extremism.

“If India has attained high growth rate of more than 9 per cent, the beneficiary is only 0.2 per cent of population. While the government claims that 47 million jobs have been created during the Xth five-year plan, unemployment has increased to 3.06 per cent. The manufacturing sector has lost over 3 per cent jobs and the annual growth of employment in the organised sector has turned negative and the same is the condition in the public sector,” Das Gupta said.

The council also discussed the waning of Congress’s influence and the consequent strengthening of BJP. “While BJP is seeking to exploit the discontent of the people, the Congress refuses to learn its lessons. It appears to be in disarray,” Das Gupta said.

Hindustan Times

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