Naxal leader Usendi`s aide arrested in Chhattisgarh

A close aide of Naxal leader and spokesperson Gudsa Usendi has been arrested from Durg district in Chhattisgarh, police said Tuesday.

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2010, 13:07 PM IST

Raipur: A close aide of Naxal leader and
spokesperson Gudsa Usendi has been arrested from Durg district
in Chhattisgarh, police said Tuesday.

Radheshyam Giri, residing in city`s Laakhenagar area, was
held yesterday from Pulgaon police limits with some Naxal
material and literature, Durg Superintendent of Police Amit
Kumar said.

Giri, who was living in a rented flat here since last
three years, posing as a salesman and a social worker assisted
Maoists and has been extending required help to them in the
city by providing them basic amenities to carry out their
operations here, police said.

He served as a communicator in the Naxal link by handing
over letters to operatives besides helping them out with
weapons, finances and medical aid in case of injuries, Kumar
said.

Giri is an aide of Naxal spokesperson Gudsa Usendi and
got associated with the Maoist ideology a few years ago after
completing his higher secondary education, the SP said.

He was associated with the Jal Mukti Morcha for a while,
the police official said.

Giri`s arrest will help police to break into the Naxal
intelligence network in urban areas of Chhattisgarh, Kumar
said, adding he is being quizzed for further information.

PTI