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Former Naxal leader held in Hyderabad

A former Maoist leader was arrested by the Gujarat police from Kushaiguda area here this evening, officials said.



Hyderabad/Ahmedabad: A former Maoist leader
was arrested by the Gujarat police from Kushaiguda area here
this evening, officials said.

A police team from Surat picked up Kura Devender alias
Amar in connection with spreading of CPI(Maoist) activities in
Gujarat and the former Janashakti leader was likely to be
taken to Surat tomorrow.
"Amar has been picked up by the Gujarat police from a
location here as he was wanted in some case in Surat. The
Gujarat Police have also informed the local police about
Amar`s arrest and he is likely to be taken to Surat tomorrow,"
a senior state Intelligence official told agency here.

Meanwhile, Gujarat`s Navsari Superintendent of Police
Premvir Singh, who is heading the SIT probing network of CPI
(Maoist) in the state, said the SIT had last month filed a
1,800-page charge sheet in the Surat district rural court
against 11 out of the 12 persons arrested.

According to the charge sheet, all the accused have been
booked under various sections of the IPC which include
criminal conspiracy (120 B), waging war against government
(121 A), Sedition (124 A), promoting enmity between different
groups (153 A).

Amar, who was earlier the CPI? ML (Janashakti) state
secretary and its central committee member, was arrested in
Pune in 2008 by Karimnagar police and was released from jail
in August 2009.

While underground, he was the emissary of Janashakti in
peace talks organised by the Andhra Pradesh government with
Naxalites in 2004.
He was also involved in PDSU activities and between 1985
and 1993, worked as Janashakti zonal committee secretary of
Karimnagar and Medak districts.

Amar was allegedly involved in 13 murders in Karimnagar
district and several other cases in various parts of Andhra
Pradesh, according to official sources.

The Gujarat police had in February this year filed a
first comprehensive FIR against CPI (Maoist) in the state to
investigate their plans, activities and to identify persons
involved in spreading of the banned organisation in South
Gujarat region.

PTI

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