Maoist sub-zonal commander held
Motihari: In a joint raid, East Champaran police and CRPF arrested CPI (Maoist) sub-zonal commander of north Bihar Munchun Sah from his hideout at Nakardewa village under Rajepur police station area on Saturday. Munchun had been dodging the police for the last three years. East Champaran ASP (operations) Rajiv Kumar said the police recovered a pistol, live cartridges, four cellphones, letters for levy and Maoist literatures from his possession. He has admitted his involvement in torching of four diesel tankers of a goods train near Pipra station in East Champaran in 2012 besides other incidents of firings, arson and loot in Saran, Muzaffarpur, Sheohar, Sitamarhi and East and West Champaran districts.
East Champaran SP Sunil Kumar said the police arrested three more Maoists on the statement of Sah and several other extremists would be nabbed soon. The police recovered a diary from Sah in which names and addresses of about 200 Maoists were found and raids are being conducted by police to nab them. Munchun carried out several Maoist operations in Muzaffarpur and Sheohar districts. According to police sources, Munchun is an expert in bomb making and arm operation in his organization. Munchun was also involved in arson and loot at petrol pump at Aurai in Muzaffarpur, attack and firing at base camps of road construction companies at Motipur and Madhopur-Hazari in Muzaffarpur.
New land bill will affect food security, says Opposition
Opposition parties on Monday attacked the central government over the land acquisition bill, saying taking away farmers’ lands will affect the country’s food security. “Farmers in our country do not have water for irrigation and fertilizers, now they will also not have any land,” Congress member Jyotiraditya Scindia said in the Lok Sabha after the government tabled the bill for discussion. Asserting that the Congress will oppose the new law from streets to parliament, Scindia said: “It will affect the food security of the country.”
“If you take tribal land, then be prepared for a spurt in Maoist activities,” the member said, adding the country cannot have islands of prosperity. The Right to Fair Compensation, Rehabilitation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2015, would replace an ordinance which was promulgated by the government in December 2014.
One CRPF man commits suicide every three days
India is losing more paramilitary personnel to poor working conditions and high stress levels than to the enemy’s bullets. Shocking statistics reveal that one paramilitary troop commits suicide every three days. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel fighting Maoists in the jungles face worse conditions.