Maoists threaten to kill Araria DM, SP

ARARIA: Maoists have threatened to eliminate the Araria DM and SP if their comrades incarcerated in the Araria jail are not released.

In separate letters sent by registered post to the two officials, CPI (Maoist)’s self-styled area commander Krishna Yadav said his organization would explode bombs on the premises of the DM and SP to kill them. The letters contain filthiest expletives, sources said.

DM M Saravanan told TOI on Thursday he has sent the letter to the SP for proper action. SP Shivdeep Waman Lande said there are 600-odd prisoners in the local jail. It is yet to be verified how many of them are Maoists, he said.

Araria falls under the Purnia division but unlike the western parts of the division, the district was not known as a Maoist stronghold. This is probably the first time that the outlawed outfit has made an attempt to register its presence in the district which shares its border with Nepal.

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