Thursday, January 12, 2006

Slain CPI(M) man a police mole.

So it is not only the gangsters in Mubmai who tip off the policemen against their rivals.

Slain CPM man was a police mole
(The Statesman, Jan 12, 2006)

A secret passed on to police on whereabouts of a Narayan Sanyal, top Naxalite leader and central committee member of the CPI (Maoist), may have cost Rabindranath Kar his life.
Acting on Kar’s tip-off, Sanyal was arrested from Dangania village near Raipur in Chattisgarh on 28 December. And in the wee hours of 31 December, Kar and his wife were shot dead at their house in Bandwan, Purulia.
Police sources said Sanyal alias Naveen Prasad alias Bijoy Dada was in-charge of the outfit’s Orissa and Chattisgarh units. He visited Raipur in the last week of December for treatment of diabetes and a kidney problem.
Kar informed West Bengal Police about Sanyal’s stay near Raipur which was passed onto Chattisgarh Police. The slain CPI-M leader often informed police about Maoist hideouts.
“After the information about Sanyal was passed on to Chattisgarh Police which led to the central committee member’s arrest, the Maoists may have believed that it was Kar who had tipped-off police about Sanyal. This may have prompted them to kill Kar and his wife,” said a senior officer of the Naxalite cell of the state police.
Chattisgarh Police handed over Sanyal to Andhra Pradesh Police on 2 January. He was in the most-wanted list of Maoists both in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. An expert in blasts, Sanyal is an accused in 21 cases including the 2003 attempt on former AP chief minister, Mr Chandrababu Naidu in Alipiri and the recent Jehanabad jail break.
Though in charge of Orissa and Chhatisgarh, Sanyal also oversaw Maoists’ operations in this state after the 2005 arrest of Sushil Roy alias Ashok, a CPI (Maoist) politburo member and Patit Paban Halder alias Dinu, a central committee member of the outfit.
Reports indicate that Sanyal visited West Bengal recently generating the local tip-off. Sanyal’s brother in Kolkata has been informed about his arrest.
Sanyal came under the influence of Charu Mazumdar, the founder of the Naxalite movement, when he was working in a bank in Siliguri. In 1973, he was arrested in Bihar. He was an inmate in various prisons of West Bengal and Bihar till 1978. He played a key role in the merger of CPI (ML), PW and MCC in September 2004 and became a central committee member of CPI (Maoist).



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