LeT men attended Maoist meet: Chhattisgarh police chief

Two operatives of LeT attended a meeting of Maoists near Bastar, as per unverified reports.

Zeenews Bureau

Raipur: Two operative of the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taeba (LeT) attended a meeting of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) near Bastar region of Chhattisgarh early this year according to unverified reports, the state`s top police officer said Wednesday.

"Two LeT operatives attended a CPI-Maoist central committee meeting as observers, held sometime in April-May this year. They met in a jungle inside Orissa, close to Bastar," said Vishwa Ranjan, director general of police of the state worst affected by Leftist insurgency in India.

But he said the information needs to be verified.

"This information is based on a single source, and needs to be cross-checked," he said.

"Information regarding LeT operatives needs further corroboration, but it`s common for observers to be present at key Maoist meetings," said Ranjan, a former additional director of Intelligence Bureau (IB), who took charge as the state`s police chief in July 2007.

Highly placed sources say that CPI-Maoist had adopted a 20-page policy document at the meet, and outlined plans of seizing political power by stepping up "armed resistance" and inflicting "severe losses to the enemy forces" all over the country.

The document also warned that CPI-Maoist`s new war against the country will be "more long drawn and more bitter" than the struggle India waged against British colonial rule.


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