Seven arrested for being ‘sympathetic’ to Naxalites
Statesman News Service
PARALAKHEMUNDI, Sept. 24: The Gajapati police today arrested seven suspected Naxalite sympathisers, including two women, after conducting raids at several places. Those arrested have been charged with supporting, cooperating, sympathising, liaisoning and propagating for the Naxalites and distributing anti-government propaganda materials at the Gilakatu village in Mohona block .
According to the Gajapati SP, Mr AN Sinha, the seven have been forwarded to court and one of them has been charged under the Arms Act.
The police have recovered incriminating documents including diaries, cassettes, propaganda materials (with anti-government propaganda writings), medicines and books from the arrested persons.
All the arrested people are from the Kui community and belong to Raipanaka area of the Mohona block. It is for the second time during the course of one month that the local police have managed to nab Naxalite sympathizers and activists here.
Those arrested today have been identified as Lajar Majhi (Gillakutaa village) along with a rifle, Narendra Durga Makka (Garada), Muluku Majhi (Geranga), Prasant Kumar Dika (Chipilima) and Monoj Majhi (Chipilima) and the women are Baramani Majhi and Sunita Majhi from the Jaragidua village. While all the arrested persons are in their twenties, Lazar Majhi is 54-year-old.
One Dasuram Majhi, who is wanted by the police in many cases and was reportedly with this group, however, managed to escape.