Assam: 70-year-old maoist leader arrested from Cachar


A major blow to left-wing extremism, the joint operation by the Assam Police and the Silchar Police’s Crime Branch resulted in the formation of CPI (Maoist) Central Committee members and ideologues and strategists was arrested Tea garden in Silchar, Assam.


The accused has been identified as Arun Kar Bhattacharjee alias Jyotish alias Kabir alias Kanak alias Kanchan Da, who hails from Howrah in West Bengal and had a bounty of Rs 3 crore on his head. More than 200 cases have been registered against him in various police stations in India and he is believed to have played a key role in the Singur incident.

According to intelligence sources, the development comes at a time when the CPI (Maoist) is trying to expand its presence in Assam and other northeastern states.

The search team raided the suspected hideouts in Thali Gram, Nagadong, Patimara Tea Garden which is located under Udarband Police Station in Cachar District.


When one of the teams reached Line 16 of Patimara Tea Garden, they saw an old man trying to hide. He identified himself as Kanchan Da, who was about 70 years old, and recovered Rs 3.6 lakh from his possession in addition to discriminatory documents, ”Mehta told East Mojo.


Another team searched the suspect’s house from where the accused had come out and apprehended a man who turned out to be Akash Aurang alias Rahul alias Kajal, a member of CPI (M) ‘s Assam State Organizing Committee, and a close associate of Kanchan Da. Was also .


The duo led police to retrieve a laptop hidden near a roadside forest in kumbha, Mahatta said.



Mehta said the CPI (M) had seen a huge influx of funds from its Eastern Regional Bureau to carry out activities in Assam, and Kancha Da had been assigned to take charge of Assam and the rest of the Northeast. ۔


“His inquiries are likely to shed more light on the Maoists’ tactics as well as their game plans in the states of Assam and NE,” said a senior police official.


The arrested person was a former member of the MCC Special Committee till 2004 and has been a member of the Central Committee of the CPI (Maoist) since then.


The CPI (Maoist) is an organization that is prohibited under the first schedule of the UA (P) Act 1967.

Assam Police has registered a case under Section 120 / 120B / 121 / 121A / 122/384/302 of IPC, in which Section 16/17/18 / 18B / 19/20 UA (P) Act has been read. And they will be presented in court.


In 2013, Anukul Chandra Naskar, a member of the CPI-Maoist Central Committee, was also arrested from Kachhar in Assam.

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