Nine "Maoists" In Assam Requests Government For Surrender
One of the nine people who approached the Assam government with the intention of surrendering is rumored to have connections to Left-wing extremists.
GUWAHATI: The Assam government has received requests for surrender from at least nine people who identified themselves as Maoists.
One of the nine people who approached the Assam government with the intention of surrendering is rumoured to have connections to Left-wing extremists.
The other eight people, who also claimed to be Maoists, do not, however, have any police records with the Assam government.
All nine of the suspects have already been taken into custody by the police in Assam's Dibrugarh district.
Currently, police in Assam's Dibrugarh district are also working to verify the claims made by the nine people who have been detained.
As more people attempt to portray themselves as militants or Maoists and surrender to take advantage of the various incentives that the government offers to those who lay down arms, the need for the government to verify such claims grows.
Recently in another similar incident, The National Investigation Agency (NIA) detained a Maoist leader called Samrat Chakraborty.
The accused was apprehended on West Bengal's Kalyani Expressway.
Samrat was identified as the go-between for the Maoist leadership and the Maoist leader Arun Kumar Bhattacharjee who had been arrested by the Guwahati branch of the central investigation agency.
In connection with an Assam case, the arrest was made. Arun Kumar Bhattacharjee, also known as Kanchan da of Bengal, is an adherent of the CPI, a group that has been outlawed, and a member of its Central Committee (Maoists).
According to a statement from the NIA, he was charged with creating Maoist networks in Assam to help the organization's North East and other regional strongholds extend further.
The NIA charged six people on September 2 and detained Bhattacharjee at the same time. A deeper look, however, found that Samrat Chakraborty was also a committed member of the CPI (Maoists), a group with roots in Bengal.
The NIA claimed that he served as a go-between for Arun Bhattacharjee, who was conducting business from his Assamese refuge, and the top hierarchy of the organization. Samrat also traveled to Cachar in Assam to help Arun Kumar Bhattacharjee set up operations for the outlawed group.