Saturday, March 06, 2010

Naxals plan repeat of Nandigram in nuke plant site


The Naxals are planning to launch protest similar to the one witnessed in Nandigram against the government's drive to acquire land to build an atomic power plant.

This has come to light after the arrest of Telugu Deepak, a prominent Naxal leader on March 2 from Kolkata. Deepak is a crucial catch for West Bengal police as he was the man said to be the mastermind behind the attack on security forces in Sildah.

He is also credited with setting up a party organisation among mill workers and the unorganised sector in Bengal. He is believed to have travelled frequently to Howrah, Nadia and Murshidabad in West Bengal. Tapes of Maoist propaganda and a dictaphone were found on him.

It is being said that he planned to build another Nandigram like resistance in Haripur. The West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh CIDs are both pitching in together to trace the links of Telugu Deepak and his network among the Maoist cadre.

What is priority now for the security officials is to detect the preparation going on for the proposed protest in Haripur on the central government atomic plant project. The Maoists are planning a Nandigram like protest against the land acquisition. Both the state and central government fear that the impact of the Haripur resistance will be more than that in Nandigram.

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