Thursday, January 24, 2008

More arrests in Maoists arms case

Press Trust Of India
Raipur, January 23, 2008
First Published: 23:02 IST(23/1/2008)
Last Updated: 23:04 IST(23/1/2008)

A Kolkata-based publisher was on Wednesday arrested in Raipur for his alleged links with Maoists, police said. "A publisher from Kolkata, Asit Sen Gupta was arrested after huge amount of literature related to the banned naxal organisation CPI (Maoist) and other things were recovered from his house from Tikrapara area of Raipur," a top police official told PTI here.

Sen Gupta's was apprehended and his house was raided after the women naxal commanders, arrested yesterday revealed their links with him, they said.

Meanwhile, Maoist spokesman Gudsa Usendi's wife Malti and another woman naxal commander Meena were on Wednesday sent to police custody by a local court in Raipur till January 29 as police said they need to recover a couple of things.

Freelance journalist Prafulla Jha, who was also arrested yesterday, was taken to police custody till January 25, they added.

Police conducted raids at a couple of other places today after 96 fire arms, including nine foreign manufactured pistols, and 23 wireless sets were recovered from Raipur and Durg district in last two days.

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