Saturday, March 06, 2010

Maoists behind Buddha assassination bid: Telugu Deepak

Sougata Mukhopadhyay / CNN-IBN

Kolkata: With the arrest Maoist leader Telugu Deepak the West Bengal CID seems to be close to solving the mystery behind the attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's. Telugu Deepak claims that the Communist Party of India –Maoist was behind the blast.

The decision to launch the landmine attack on Chief Minister's convoy was taken by CPI-Maoist politburo. West Bengal CID sources say that the politburo entrusted Kishenji to carry out the task who in turn passed it on to Deepak.

Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy is being brought to Kolkata for cross-examination. CID sources in Kolkata say Deepak and Kobad may be jointly interrogated. Ghandy was the only politburo member who was arrested after the blast on the Chief Minister's convoy in November 2008 in Salboni, in West Midnapore.

Police now feel that Deepak's arrest may now deal a blow to preparations of another Nandigarm-like resistance in Haripur in West Bengal where the government plans to acquire land to set up a nuclear power plant.

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