CMAS leader, 2 others give cops a slip - The New Indian Express

CMAS leader, 2 others give cops a slip

Published: 06th December 2012 12:21 PM

Last Updated: 06th December 2012 12:21 PM

Top Maoists cadres of Koraput-Srikakulam Divisional Committee of CPI(Maoist) outfit managed to evade police dragnet on Tuesday. Secretary of the Committee Daya, top Maoist Aruna and Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangha chief Nachika Linga escaped during a joint raid conducted by BSF and Narayanpatna Police at Sana Pilukur village on Tuesday evening. However, police managed to nab three members of the Jana Natya Mandali (JNM) of the outfit.

The arrested are Tulusa Prasaka(21) alias Sunita of Mosimunda, Relini Mandangi (24) and Ujei Sirika (35) of Panabadi village under Narayanpatna police limits.

Informing this to mediapersons on Wednesday, Koraput SP Awinash Kumar said the raid was conducted following intelligence reports that JNM of CPI (Maoist) Koraput-Srikakula Divisional Committee was organising a meeting for fresh recruitment on the eve of PLGA Week celebration. Comrade Daya, Aruna and CMAS president Nachika Linga were present at the meeting. JNM is a frontal organisation of CPI (Maoist) which is active in Narayanpatna area and is engaged in recruiting local youths into the cadres through cultural programmes.

Kumar said Sunita has been active for seven years in organising programmes for JNM with an objective to recruit new cadres and propagate Naxal ideology. She was also a member of 3rd Central Reserve Committee (CRC) and a close associate of Ramesh, Commander of 3rd CRC and she is well trained in operating SLR gun, the SP added.

Relini and Ujei are also active members and belong to the Andhra-Odisha Boarder State Zonal Committee (AOBSZC) of CPI (Maoist).

Police also seized Naxal literature, Single Barrel Muzzle Loading (SBML), camera, Maoist banners and musical instruments.

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