The NIA conducted a search in Assam in the CPI (Maoist) case
Guwahati: The NIA has searched two locations in Assam’s Kamrup district in connection with a case involving members of the banned CPI (Maoist) who allegedly spread their network in the northeastern part of the country. What happened, the NIA said Sunday.
The case relates to the arrest of CPI (Maoist) central committee member, Maoist leader Arun Kumar Bhattacharjee and his Assam State Organizing Committee member Akash Arun by Assam police in Cachar district in March. An official NIA spokesman said.
Bhattacharjee, popularly known as ‘Kanchan Da’, was nabbed in March from a tea garden under Udharband police station.
The 72-year-old leader was tasked with setting up a state-level CPI (Maoist) committee in Assam and creating a “red corridor” from a neighboring country to other Maoist-affected states in India, such as Jharkhand, Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Was , Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
“That is a big catch for the Guwahati police … His job was to organize the state party congress, recruit local cadres and buy weapons here. We seized a laptop, a mobile phone, a heavy one from his possession. Criminal documents and cash amounting to Rs 3.6 lakh have been seized, “Guwahati Police Commissioner Harmeet Singh told a press conference after his arrest in March.
The accused, along with their accomplices, were involved in spreading the CPI (Maoist) network in Assam and the Northeast.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) took the case into its own hands on March 16.
The NIA official said that during the search on Friday, criminal documents were seized, adding that further investigation is underway.