Reddy arrest is police victory in penetrating Maoist network
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Last Updated: Friday, March 05, 2010, 00:05
Kolkata: The arrest of Maoist military operations leader Venkateshwar Reddy alias Telugu Dipak was significant because it proved that the police have been able to penetrate into the Maoist intelligence network.

"The Maoists operate mainly on the basis of human intelligence and the arrest of Telegu Dipak proves that the police have been able to penetrate deep into their intelligence network," a CID officer told PTI on condition of anonymity.

Dipak, who was arrested on Tuesday from Howrah, originally belonged to the Peoples War Group, which merged with the Maoist Community Centre to form the CPI(Maoist) in 2004.

Earlier, all major Maoist leaders like Sushil Roy, Patit Paban Halder, Himadri Sen Roy alias Somen or Amit Bagchi were originally members of MCC, the officer said.

Reddy was an organisational kingpin and a strategist who had active participation in the operational network in West Bengal, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Orissa, he said.

The CID, has however, not been able to extract much information from Dipak, a close aide of Maoist politburo member, Kishenji.


First Published: Friday, March 05, 2010, 00:05

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