Saturday, May 19, 2007

IB seeks details of PUCL leader's arrest

19 May, 2007 l 0051 hrs ISTlTIMES NEWS NETWORK

RAIPUR: The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has sought information from their Chhattisgarh wing following protests over the recent arrest of People's Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL) vice-president Vinayak Sen.

Sources said Sen, a medical practitioner, runs an NGO and was arrested following the statement of Piyush Guha, an alleged Naxalite courier.

Several letters that were written allegedly by Narayan Sanyal, a top Naxalite ideologue, were recovered from Guha's possession.

According to the sources, these letters were handed over to Guha by Sen who had been in regular touch with the Naxalite ideologue.

A senior official said that over the past few months, Sen had visited the Raipur Central Jail, where Sanyal is lodged, over 30 times. "We had been investigating these links over the past few months and the clinching evidence came after the arrest of Guha," an official said.

Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh police have decided to put persons and organisations with suspected Maoist links under a scanner. State security agencies have begun an exercise aimed at identifying and investigating suspects under the Chhattisgarh Public Safety Act 2005.

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