Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Jharkhand cops hamstrung by courts letting off Maoists

Looks like the cop's are looking for some sympathy !

Far from catching maoists , the cops harrass one and all.

They are so paronoid they don't even leave booksellers

9 out of 10 times the cop's arrest people if they
have stood up to oppression
of the ruling elite of the village/town.

Jharkhand cops hamstrung by courts letting off Maoists

Ranchi, Nov 6 (IANS) Jharkhand Police fighting Maoists find the task difficult as many of the rebels are acquitted by the courts or granted bail.

The police have a long list of such rebels who were either freed by courts for lack of evidence or granted bail.

Take for example Mahendra Ji, alias Varun da alias Sushil Rai. He was convicted by a West Bengal court but was granted bail on medical grounds by the Calcutta High Court.

On bail he again allegedly resorted to subversive activities. He was arrested a few months ago by the Chaibasa district police in Jharkhand.

Nathuni Mistry, a top Maoist leader, was arrested by Ranchi Police about three years ago under the now-scrapped anti-terror law, the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA). He was acquitted as the court found no substantial evidence against him.

Ranjan Yadav, another top Maoist leader, was arrested by Palamau Police a few years ago. Granted bail by court, he went on to become Chhattisgarh state committee member of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist).

The state police have a list of more than a dozen Maoist leaders who were arrested and later either granted bail or acquitted by court.

When the Maoist leaders are let out of jail the security forces feel demoralised and it makes the anti-extremist operations very difficult.

"Once the Maoist leaders go out of jail it (the arrest of the rebel) becomes a futile exercise. The Maoists set up their communications inside the jail and learn about the map of jails and tip their organisation to attack prisons," a police official involved in the anti-extremist operation, told IANS.

Police say that after coming out of jail, the Maoist rebels take revenge on the cops who arrested them and kill the informers. The informers and people at large are discouraged to come forward to assist the police in anti-terrorism operations, he said.

Additional Director General of Police G.S. Rath told IANS: "No one wants to depose against the Maoists and so it makes our case weak in the court. Mere banning of the Maoist organisations will not work."

"There should be a special law empowering the police to make preventive detention of the Maoist rebels so that they cannot again indulge in subversive activities," he said.

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