RAIPUR: The Chhattisgarh police on Wednesday arrested a man in Rajnandgaon for his alleged links with Maoists and other members of urban network. According to police, the accused had suppliedwalkie-talkie
sets to the ultras and operated fromRaipur
have been actively probing the urban connection of Maoist for the past two months and have arrested 12 persons so far, this being the 13th arrest. The alleged accused Hitesh Agrawal was arrested in Rajnandgaon by Kanker police and his computer shop was raided on Thursday.
During interrogation it was found that the case is linked with the arrests of Tapas Palit who was nabbed in March with two walkie talkie sets. The police probe has pointed out that the sets are linked with the private company of Agrawal, who also procured walkie talkie sets to sell them to construction company owners Ajay Jain andDayashankar Mishra
, who were arrested in April from Rajnandgaon.
Agrawal knew that the sets were being supplied to Maoists, yet he continued to sell them at high prices and didn't bother to inform police.
Bastar range IG P Sundarraj said that Agrawal has supplied over walkie talkie sets to urban network of Maoists in the past two years
Earlier on May 14, Bastar police had arrested a construction company contractor Nishant Jain from Bilaspur for supplying food, ration, uniforms,shoes and other essential materials to the Naxals for the past three years. A special investigation team is already probing the urban support network that works for Maoists in north Bastar.
On March 24, Tapas Palit was nabbed and an SIT led by Kanker additional superintendent of police Kirtan Rathore arrested ten more persons, including Rajnandgaon-based contractors Ajay Jain and Komal Prasad Verma. Police said that these contractors are all linked to each other in some or the other way.
Those arrested so far include Dayashankar Mishra, Ajay Jain, Komal Verma, Shilendra Bhadoriya and Hitesh Agrawal from Rajnandgaon, while Rohit Nag,Mukesh Salam
, Arun Thakur andRajendra Salam
have been nabbed from Koyelibeda, Sushil Sharma from Antagarh, Suresh Sharnagat from Balaghat and Nishant Jain from Bilaspur