NIA may take custody of surrendered Naxal leader
New Delhi: The NIA is likely to seek custody of a key Maoist leader, who along with his wife surrendered before Andhra Pradesh Police, as he may have some important information on Chhattisgarh’s Darbha valley Naxal attack being probed by it. The 45-year-old GVK Prasad alias Gudsa Usendi and his wife Santoshi Markam surrendered two days ago. Prasad was the ‘spokesperson’ of Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) and Markam alias Jaini was ‘divisional committee’ member of DKSZC press unit.
Maharashtra ATS probes Delhi University Prof for Naxal links
New Delhi: The Delhi University professor GN Saibaba has been questioned by the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Thursday for his alleged links with Naxals. Saibaba, an English professor with DU, was questioned second time in three months in the same regard. The ATS had conducted a forensic analysis of his computer seized in mid-September last year.
Cache of arms seized from Maoist hideout
The security forces today seized weapons from a Maoists’ hideout in a village in Bihar’s naxal-infested Rohtas district, a police officer said.Acting on a tip off, security forces comprising CRPF, STF and district police launched a combing and search operation in the Nawra village under Nauhatta police station area and recovered the weapons hidden in a cave, district Superintendent of Police (SP) Vikas Burman said. The ultras had kept the weapons there to carry out a major attack in the area, he said.