Thursday, June 05, 2008

Now Maoists seek resumes to recruit youths

Bombay News.Net
Thursday 5th June, 2008 (IANS)

Youths wanting to become Maoist guerrillas in Jharkhand will now need presentation skills. Maoist groups are seeking resumes to shortlist candidates who will then face an interview - to explain why they want to take up arms.

If they pass the interview, the selected candidates will be placed in different categories and draw salaries varying from Rs.1,000 to Rs.3,000 a month.

The recruitment drive has been launched by five Maoist outfits active in Jharkhand, police sources said.

The police have recovered over 100 neatly filled application forms from Maoist hideouts. Fifty of them were seized in Tamar block of Ranchi and in Jamshedpur and Khuti districts.

The application forms seek information sought for any job. These include the candidate's name, father's name, educational qualification and why she or he wants to enlist.

The successful candidates will be initially asked to spy on the police and undergo arms training. They will be taken in only after their credentials are verified thoroughly.

According to Naresh Prasad, the deputy inspector general of police (Ranchi range), most candidates mentioned in the seized application forms that they had tried to join the Jharkhand Police but were rejected.

'The candidates have tried to impress the Maoists by spewing venom against the police and the government,' said another police official.

The five Maoist groups active in Jharkhand are the Communist Party of India-Maoist, Jharkhand Prastuti Committee, Tritiya Prastuti Committee, Jharkhand Liberation Front and Sangarsh Jan Mukti Morcha.

Maoist guerrillas are active in 18 of the 24 districts of Jharkhand. In the last seven years, over 1,200 people have been killed in Maoist linked violence.

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