Sunday, August 06, 2006

Jharkhand bans CPI (Maoist)

Jharkhand bans CPI (Maoist)

Ranchi, Aug. 6 (PTI): The Jharkhand Government has banned the CPI (Maoist) and all its frontal organisations in the state.

A notification was issued last week in this regard, state Home Secretary J B Tubid said here today. The ban on the Maoist outfit became necessary as most of the cadres were either with the erstwhile MCC or PW before their merger with the CPI (Maoist). This was learnt from most of the recently arrested extremists, he said.

Despite the merger of the extremist organisations in 2004, it is believed that the cadres of both the MCC and PW are still holding to their old turfs. The detention of a local train in Latehar in March and the series of massacres that had taken place in neighbouring Chhattisgarh could be among the reasons for the decision, official sources said.

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