Saturday, January 28, 2006

A day in the life of the Maoist

So you are considering becoming a Maoist activist, a brief glimpse of how you will spend your days in your new vocation.

You might get arrested for murder

Top Maoist arrested for murder of former Bihar MP (

A hardcore Maoist was arrested on Friday in Bihar for the murder of former MP and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Rajesh Kumar in January last year.

Police arrested Vikash Yadav, zonal commander of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), in Paraiya block of Gaya district on Friday.

Rajesh Kumar, a former MP from Gaya and the LJP candidate from Imamganj assembly constituency in the district for the February 2005 assembly polls, was killed on Jan 22 last year, a few days before the elections along with his two bodyguards and a party worker.

Yadav, the main accused in the murder, was absconding since then.

or, you might get arrested for destroying public property

Four Naxalites arrested in Jharkhand (The Hindustan Times, Jan 27,2006)

Four Naxalites arrested in Jharkhand

Press Trust of India

Gaya, January 27, 2006

Four Naxalites, including a top activist of the banned CPI (Maoist)
involved in blowing up of rail tracks on the eve of Republic Day, were
arrested in Bihar's Gaya district on Friday, police said.

Self-styled zonal commander of CPI (Maoist) Vikash was arrested along with
two others at Gururu village during a police raid, Deputy Inspector
General of Police (Magadh range) Arvind Pandey said.

A revolver and 22 live cartridges were recovered from them, he added.

Vikash was wanted by police in connection with attack on Pariya police
station in July 2002 in which three policemen were killed. After looting
the firearms, the Naxalites had set ablaze the police station, the DIG

He said Vikash admitted his complicity in blowing up the rail track
between Pariya and Guraru stations on Gaya -Mughalsarai railway section on
late Wednesday night.

Another hardcore CPI (Maoist) activist Vyasjee was arrested from Rajauli
in neighbouring Nawada district on Friday, the DIG said

or, more likely, you will be murdering people and blowing up property

Naxalites blast post (The Hindu, Jan 26,2006)

PATNA: Ahead of Thursday's bandh call, an CPI(Maoist) armed squad blasted the Keshar police outpost in Banka district and looted 10 rifles.

A policeman was injured in the operation carried out by some 50 armed naxals on Wednesday. He was shifted to Bhagalpur.

The naxalites carried out the attack despite a red alert sounded by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the light of the caution issued by the Union Home Ministry that terrorists from Pakistan had entered the country and Bihar was one of their targets for causing disturbance.



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