Saturday, May 08, 2010

Maoists had plans to blow up Rudy’s house

Priti Nath Jha, TNN, May 8, 2010, 05.28am IST

MUZAFFARPUR: Naxal leader Chandan (26), who was arrested from the Paroo belt on Thursday evening, on Friday admitted to his direct involvement in triggering the landmine blast of Deoria police station during the Lok Sabha polls last year. It had claimed five lives, including a polling magistrate, a sub-inspector of police and three homeguard jawans.

Chandan, in fact, had papers to prove that he was the second-in-command in the Muzaffarpur-Vaishali sub-zone under north Bihar western zonal command of the CPI(Maoist) army and that the Left-wing radicals had a definite plan to blast the house of BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy in Chhapra shortly. The Naxal leader has told police that it was because of Rudy’s support to the ongoing Operation Green Hunt to flush out the Maoists that he had been made the prime target.

Following a raid in a house in Basatpur village under Paroo PS of this district, police seized 249 pieces of detonators, a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and a large number of Naxal-related documents meant for propagating the Maoist movement. Chandan, however, belongs to Jehanabad village under Lalganj PS in Vaishali district.

Giving details of the interrogation, Muzaffarpur superintendent of police Sunil Kumar said Chandan has also accepted his involvement in two recent encounters with police in the Sahebganj police station area besides Maoist actions in Vaishali and Chhapra districts.

The SP disclosed that the arrested Naxalite has admitted that he was engaged in an exercise aimed at grabbing power through violence.

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