Saturday, August 08, 2009

Three Maoist sympathisers nabbed

TNN 9 August 2009, 06:12am IST

HAZARIBAG: Hazaribag police have busted an gang which regularly supplied explosive materials to Maoist "zonal commander" Navin Manjhi who is active
in Giridih, Hazaribag and Bokaro districts of Jharkhand.

Stating this at a press conference here on Saturday, Hazaribag SP Pankaj Kamboj said police surrounded the Jama Masjid area here following a tip-off on Friday and arrested one Samsuddin Ansari alias Guddu and seized several pieces of detonators, dynamites, gelatin sticks from his possession.

The SP said the seized items were being kept by Ansari as samples to be shown to Manjhi.

Kamboj said Ansani, during interrogation, told police that he had procured the explosive materials from one Maqbool alias Uncle, a resident of Nawada district in Bihar. Ansari, a resident of Golabar village under the Vishnugarh police station in Hazaribag district, said he had been meeting the explosive requirement of Maoists for manufacturing various types of bombs and also for laying mines for the last five years.

Kamboj said on the basis of his confessional statement, police raided Maqbool's residence and arrested him. A huge quantity of explosives including 41 detonators and dynamite caps, gelatins sticks, grenade pins and huge quantity of cable wire, 400 kg of ammonium nitrate, ammonium sulphate, 4 kg fuse wire, a mobile phone SIM card and a motor cycle were al;so seized from his residence .

Both Maqbool and Ansari were presented before the newsmen at the Press conference.

DSP (HQs) Naushad Alam, who was also present, said on the basis of information provided by Ansari, police conducted a raid at Bagodar in Giridih and arrested Paresh Sao, another member of the gang. He said the quantum of explosive materials seized from Sao was being assessed.

Alam said the three arrested men, who are Maoist sympathisers, were wanted in over two dozen Naxal-related cases in Hazaribag, Giridih and Bokaro districts.

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