New Delhi: The government Tuesday said several
Naxal outfits, including the banned CPI(Maoist), and their
frontal organisations are active in Delhi.
"The CPI (Maoist) operates in Delhi through the Delhi city
committee of the outfit. Besides, the CPI (Maoist), several
other Left Wing Extremist groups, including CPML-New Democracy
as well as CPML-Liberation, are active in Delhi," Minister of
State for Home Jitendra Singh informed Lok Sabha.
Besides, front organisations of the CPI(Maoist) like
Revolutionary Democratic Front, Committee for the Release of
Political Prisoners, People`s Democratic Front of India,
Democratic Students Union etc., are active in Delhi, he said.
However, Singh said no inputs are available to indicate
that `sleeper cells` of naxalites are functional in Delhi.
"...Delhi city committee and the front organisations of
CPI(Maoist) are active in Delhi. Such activities are being
closely monitored," he said.
The Minister said in 2011, one CPI(Maoist) sympathiser of
Chhattisgarh was arrested from Delhi for her alleged
involvement in extortion of funds from Essar group in
Chhattisgarh by the CPI(Maoist).
Singh said the CPI(Maoist) and its front organisations
have been making efforts to develop ties with various
North-East based anti-India insurgent outfits in pursuance of
their strategy to mobilise various insurgent groups under a
`Strategic United Front` against the Indian state.