Kishenji not booked under UAPA for want of Govt sanction
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Last Updated: Monday, May 24, 2010, 21:08
Kolkata: Maoist leader Koteshwar Rao alias Kishenji chargesheeted along with 23 others in the February 15 EFR camp attack case, was not booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) at the Jhargram sub-divisional court today for want of government sanction.

They were booked under various sections of the Arms Act, Explosives Act and IPC. The charge of 'waging war against the state' or sections of the UAPA need government's sanction, ADG (CID) Raj Kanojia said.

"We hope to get the sanction by tomorrow morning and only then will be able to include them in the chargesheet," Kanojia said adding that it was only a technical problem.

Under the UAPA provisions, government sanction is required to prosecute the accused.

On Friday, the CID had filed a chargesheet against 24 people for their alleged involvement in the Sildah EFR camp attack which resulted in 24 personnel being killed.

Apart from Kishenji, the chargesheet includes Mansaram Hembram alias Bikash and Rehana Baske alias Jagori.

Of those named, seven Maoists Sukhlal Soren, Ransoi Hansda, Prasanta Patra, Manas Mahato, Ashis Mahato, Dhritiranjan Mahato and Buddheshwar Mahato alias Buddha have been arrested and others were absconding, the sources said.

A group of armed Maoists, who came on motorcycles and cars, had attacked the camp and set it ablaze after killing 24 EFR personnel.


First Published: Monday, May 24, 2010, 21:08

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