Monday, January 26, 2009

Two Naxals, accused in Tanti murder case, held

Express News Service First Published : 25 Jan 2009 09:34:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 25 Jan 2009 02:07:43 PM IST

JAJPUR: A few hours after two suspected Naxals, who were conducting a meeting with their state-level leader in Dumduma colony in Bhubaneswar, were picked up in a raid, the Jajpur police today revealed that the duo were members of CPI (ML) Janashakti, a left wing extremist outfit in the State.

Addressing a media conference at Jajpur Road, Jajpur SP D.S.Kuttey said the duo were identified as Chakradhar Haiburu (junior) of Ambagadia village in Kalinga Nagar and Paresh Mohanta of Kharkhari village in Kaliapani in Jajpur district. ‘‘Both Chakradhar and Paresh were the conspirators in trade unionist Rajesh Tanti murder case that took place in Tomka area in July last year. This apart, they are involved in two extortion cases under Tomka police limits here,’’ Kuttey said.

However, house owner Gopinath Mishra, state secretary of CPI (ML) Janasakti wing was managed to flee during raid, the SP added. The duo were produced before the court of JMFC at Jajpur Road today. Both were remanded in judicial custody after their bail pleas were rejected.

The state head of CPI (ML) Janashakti Anna Reddy has already come in police net in the past. He was held from a hospital in Bhubaneswar while attending his girlfriend. Besides running an extortion network in the mining belt, Reddy was accused in the murder of forest officials in Dhenkanal in 2007.

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