Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Surat police nabs suspected Maoist

Surat Police arrested a suspected Maoist here on Monday.

The detained Maoist ultra is known by three names - Srinivas, Kishore and Sagar.

According to the police, Srinivas was arrested under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for his past activities as office-bearer of the banned Peoples War Group before it merged with MCC and other groups as CPI (Maoist).

He was staying in the Godasar area of Surat for the past eight years with his wife and son.rinivas is being sent to Surat for further investigation.

Maoist rebels in recent months have stepped up attacks in retaliation to the joint operations launched by central paramilitary and state police outfits to flush them out of their jungle bases.

The Maoists are active in rural areas of central and eastern India and often attack railway lines and mining operations to cripple economic activity, such as the transportation of coal to power and steel plants.he rebel movement started as a peasant revolt in Naxalbari village in West Bengal in 1967, giving Maoists the local name of "Naxals" or "Naxalites".

The rebels say they are fighting for the rights of the poor and marginal farmers and landless labourers. (ANI)

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