Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hardcore Naxal active in Chhattisgarh held

K A Gupta, TNN 14 July 2009, 09:17pm IST

GUMLA: A hardcore CPI (Maoist), who is active in Chhattisgarh, was arrested in Gumla in Jharkhand on Tuesday. In Suresh Oraon's possession, police

found 10 mobile chargers, one mobile set, one FM radio set, a long list of telephone numbers of 700 persons, including those of Maoist commanders and arms suppliers.

The officer in-charge of Jashpur in Chhattisgarh is now in Gumla to take the arrested Maoist on remand.

Led by town officer-in-charge Randhir Kumar, a Gumla police team nabbed Oraon, said SP Upendra Kumar. "Gumla was his happy hiding place. Every time he'd commit a crime in Jashpur district (Chhattisgarh), he would take shelter at the Khora Patratoli home of his elder brother's in-laws," the OC said.

"But this time he ran out of luck. We arrested him following a tip-off from Chhattisharh police," he added. "We did it the moment As soon as he got off town from a bus from Jashpur at Chainpur Chowk , we arrested him," said Gumla OC Randhir Kumar.

He joined the outlawed ultra Left outfit in 2004 when two of his brothers were killed by a squad of Mangal Nagesia, who was then sub-zonal commander of CPI (Maoist) in association with one Manoj Bhagat, a co-villager over some land dispute.

To avenge his brothers killing, Oraon along with his squad members killed Manoj four months ago, he said.

Three days ago, Oraon joined the squad of Simdega sub-zonal committee area commander Ajay Gaunjhu and attacked Mangal Nagesia (who is now with PLFI) and his men at Raidih police station area of Gumla. However, Mangal survived the attack and fled with his squad members, confessed the arrested Naxal, according to police

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