Monday, January 28, 2008

Publisher held for links with Maoists

Raipur, January 23 A Kolkata-based publisher was arrested on Wednesday for his alleged links with Maoists, police said.

"Asit Sen Gupta was arrested after huge amount of literature related to the banned Naxal outfit CPI (Maoist) was recovered from his house in Tikrapara area of Raipur," a senior police official said.

Gupta was apprehended and his house raided after the women naxal commanders, arrested yesterday, revealed their links with him, said police.

A local court here, meanwhile, remanded Maoist spokesman Gudsa Usendi's wife Malti and another woman naxal commander to police custody till January 29.

Freelance journalist Prafulla Jha, also arrested yesterday, was sent to police custody till January 25, police added.

Police conducted raids at a couple of other places today after 96 firearms, including nine foreign-manufactured pistols, and 23 wireless sets were recovered from Raipur and Durg district in the last two days.

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