Friday, February 05, 2010

5 Naxals arrested for Jharkhand cop's beheading

CNN-IBN

Ranchi: Five Naxals have been arrested in Jharkhand in connection with the brutal beheading of Jharkhand Police officer Francis Induwar

The Naxals, including two women, were arrested by the Jharkhand Police from the Khunti district on Thursday evening.

Reports say one of them, Gobardhan Munda, confessed to being part of the plot to kill Induwar.

All those arrested are reported to be CPI(Maoist) cadres. All of them were arrested from Munda's house at Surakocha under Arki police station of Khunti district.

However, one Naxal leader managed to escape.

Induwar, a Special Branch Inspector, was abducted and beheaded on September 30, 2009 and his mutilated body was found October 5 on a highway.

Naxal leader Kundan Pahan was allegedly involved in the abduction and beheading of Induwar.



Maoist held for Induwar killing

TNN, 4 February 2010, 10:19pm IST
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/Maoist-held-for-Induwar-killing-/articleshow/5532816.cms

RANCHI: Gobardhan Munda, a Maoist and wanted for the gruesome murder of special branch inspector Francis Induwar, was arrested following a joint

operation by Khunti and Ranchi police on Wednesday night.

He was arrested with four others, including two women CPI(Maoist) cadres, who were holed up in Munda's house at Surakocha under Arki police station of Khunti district. Police called the arrest a major breakthrough as Munda confessed to being part of the plot to kill Induwar. The SB inspector was abducted and beheaded on September 30, last year.

"He was part of the Maoist team, which decided to execute Induwar after the latter's abduction and was responsible in shifting bases as the police teams were zeroing in on them," said Khunti superintendent of police Asim Vikrant Minz.

"Munda had even offered food to Induwar when he was in their custody and on the evening the group, led by Kundan Pahan, decided to execute him, he was there to give his approval," said the SP.

The others arrested included Madhav Munda, Birsa Munda and female Maoists, Kurwani and Jayanti. Police found Naxalite literature and CPI(Maoist) recruitment receipts from Munda's house, too.

During interrogation, Munda confessed to several other crimes executed by the Kundan Pahan-led group, provided important information about the group and also named several Maoists, who were part of the group.

Sources said the Maoist even admitted that due to mounting police pressure on the Kundan Pahan-led group of the CPI(Maoist) on the Ranchi-Khunti border, the group has shifted base to the border areas of Ranchi and Seraikela-Kharsawan districts.

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