Delhi: Many Naxal supporters in city, say cops
Posted by Indian Vanguard on October 11, 2009
NEW DELHI: The police on Saturday claimed that investigation after the arrest of alleged Maoists leader Kobad Ghandy has revealed Maoists have a
number of active supporters within the capital’s intellectual and business community.
“Our investigation has revealed that Ghandy, like Chatradhar Mahato in West Bengal, received ideological and financial support from a number of students and businessmen in the city. We have some positive leads on these people. We are collecting evidence against two businessmen and one PhD scholar who aided Ghandy in his activities. We may arrest them soon,” said a senior police officer.
Sources in the special cell said the PhD student had met Ghandy several times. “We have evidence to suggest that crucial evidences including laptops and hard disks and CDs were removed from the Badarpur hideout by this student,” added the officer.
The police said that during interrogation, Ghandy has told them about the channels from where the armed wing of CPI (Maoists) was getting financial help. But on the matter of Francis Induwar, the slained Jharkhand cop who was abducted by Naxalites to seek release of senior Maoist leaders, Ghandy has kept quite. “He often talks about his ideology in the middle of the interrogation to evade our questions,” said the police officer. TOI