People’s War in India Clippings 19/5/2016


Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy produced in local court

Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy, who was booked by the Patiala police in 2012 for allegedly delivering a lecture promoting the Maoist ideology at Punjabi University, Patiala, under a fake identity, was produced before a local court today. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for May 27. An FIR was registered against 66-year-old Ghandy and another person, Manoj, alias Rajesh, at the sadar police station, Patiala, under Sections 10, 13, 18 & 20 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and Sections 419 and 120-B of the IPC in the case.

Ghandy, a politburo member of the banned CPI (Maoist), was arrested in September, 2009, in Delhi following a joint operation by intelligence agencies and the police. Since then he is behind bars. Later, his bail plea was rejected by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Ghandy had pleaded innocence on the grounds that he was booked by the police for promoting the Maoist ideology at Punjabi University in April 2009 but at that time the CPI (Maoist) was not banned. The CPI (Maoist) was banned on June 22, 2009, he argued.


Attack on railway station in Jamshedpur.

Latehar cops raid Red hideout

Latehar police found a large consignment of ammunition from a CPI (Maoist) hideout in Sasang jungle on Wednesday. DIG Saket Kumar Singh said a joint team of police and CRPF found live rounds totalling 701 of AK-47, 80 rounds of 9 mm weapon 02 (two) walkie talkies, 22 naxal caps with belt, one black uniform, one electric motor, naxal literature and two computer keyboards. Security personnel raided the hideout based on a tip-off. Singh said after the setting up of a forward security post at Serendaag under the orders of DGP D K Pandey, villagers have developed confidence in security forces.

Naxal flees with AK-47 rifle from police station in Chhattisgarh

A suspected Naxal, who had come to Basaguda Police Station in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-affected Bijapur district to surrender, has managed to flee with an AK-47 assault rifle, police said. “The accused, who identified himself as Maoists’ small action team member Madkam Deva (23), a resident of Budgicheru under Basaguda Police Station limits, gave a slip to the cops on duty last night when they were busy verifying his credentials and criminal records to initiate his surrender process,” Superintendent of Police KL Dhruv told UNI. A massive search and combing operation has been launched in Basaguda and its neighbouring police station areas since last night to nab the accused, who is found to have no criminal record with Basaguda police station.

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