Maoists in India concerned about covert infiltration by Indian intelligence
Dec. 4, 2006
Maoists in Jharkhand are now scrutinizing every new comer in the group. Think tanks believe, this may be the sign that covert infiltration by Indian intelligence is finally working. The Maoists are concerned about all new comers. They are carefully watching them.
According to media reports, Police in Jharkhand have seized application forms for the Communist Party of India-Maoist, including not only educational qualifications and marital status but also a question seeking reasons for joining.
Like any other job application, the 17-point form, seized from different parts of the state, asks for details like annual income, nationality, address, marital status and educational qualifications, said police sources.
It also asks the applicant to write why he/she wants to join the group, formed after the merger of the merger of the Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) and People's War.
The form, which needs to be endorsed by a member of the CPI(M), includes details of whether the applicant has been to jail. If so, why?
The applicant has to take an oath to remain faithful to the organisation and spread its ideology, an official said.
"It seems that Maoist leaders are getting concerned about new entrants after some of their cadres were involved in unauthorized activities like loot, which brought them a bad name," said a police official involved in anti extremist operations.