Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bangalore: Arrested Naxalite Claims She Came to Dharwad to Surrender

Daijiworld Media Network – Bangalore (SB)

Bangalore, Jun 17: Vijaya Bai alias Kanyakumari, a naxal leader in custody of Dharwad police since three days has claimed that she arrived at Dharwad only to surrender to the police. Vijaya has made this claim in the video clippings of her interrogation allegedly released by the police to the public.

In the video clippings released Vijaya has also confessed with the police on interrogation that she is the wife of Manohar, a naxal leader shot dead by the police in an encounter. Replying to the questions of police, Vijaya says that she belonged to a poor family and had joined to work in a newspaper along with Manohar inspired by his ideals and principles. She alleged that police torture made Manohar move to the forest and that she followed him. “I had not undergone weapon training or involved in any of the naxal movement as I was a novice. However, Manohar moved from region to region to create awareness among people. I could not adjust to a life in forest and therefore decided to surrender,” she has confessed.

She has admitted that there were three women and two men along with her in the forest. One man and a woman among them were from coastal area, she has revealed. She has revealed on interrogation that she was living in the forest since May 2008.

However, a new controversy has been created with the police allegedly releasing video clippings with statements of the arrested, which in fact needs to be produced before the court.

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