Thursday, July 09, 2009

Maoist sympathisers

8 Jul 2009, 2305 hrs IST, Sanjay Ojha, TNN

RANCHI: Senior CPI(Maoist) leaders have now started living in the post localities of the city by using fake identities.

This startling revelation was made during the interrogation of two Maoist sympathisers arrested from the Gandhi Nagar area following a raid conducted by the Special Task Force (STF) on late Tuesday night.

The duo identified as Sanjay Kumar Singh alias Manoj Kumar Singh and his wife Uma Minz stayed in a rented house. Singh, who posed as a transporter, used to give shelter to Maoists. His guests included sub-zonal commander Uday Ganjhu.

The STF recovered a huge quantity of ammunition, explosives, Naxal literature, films, compact discs, a computer, chargeable battery, blank audio cassettes and two multi-utility vehicles during the raid. The seized explosives included four kg of ammonium nitrate and 403 live cartridges.

Sources in the police said that the couple admitted during interrogation that the house in which they had been staying for the last one and a half years was taken on rent by Ganjhu.

"This is the second major arrest in the last one year. It proves that senior Maoist leaders have now started living in the city. Last year, politburo member Pramod Mishra was arrested from a house in Sukhdeo Nagar," a source said. He also quoted the couple as having disclosed before the police that a large number of senior Maoist leaders are living in the city in rented accommodations by concealing their real identities.

"Almost all the Maoist operations are now being monitored by them from city's posh localities. We will raid all such places," the source said.

Ranchi SSP Praveen Kumar said that the police are interrogating the couple and that more vital clues are expected from them. However, he declined to give the details of interrogation citing security reasons.

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