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NIA uses RK’s diaries to track down Maoists

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Published Jul 21, 2022, 3:46 am IST
Updated Jul 21, 2022, 3:46 am IST
 National Investigation Agency (Photo: PTI)
  National Investigation Agency (Photo: PTI)

HYDERABAD: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials, who are investigating the banned CPI (Maoist) activities across the country, obtained handwritten diaries of late Akkiraju Haragopal alias Ramakrishna (RK) from an encounter site in Nagarnar of Bastar district in Chhattisgarh.

Based on information in Ramakrishna’s diary, the NIA officials have initiated a fresh investigation by conducting raids in connection with the recruitment process being taken up by the outlawed Maoist party in several places such as Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Chhattisgarh.
Ramakrishna died due to ill health a few months ago.

The NIA officials stated that they had re-registered in 2021 a case of encounter in which six Maoists were killed under Nagarnar police limits of Bastar district of Chhattisgarh in 2019.

During the searches of the encounter site, the local police recovered a few handwritten diaries of Maoist party central committee leader Ramakrishna alias RK.

Sources said the investigation agency obtained crucial information about the recruitment into the Maoist party and the training process. In the diary, some names were reportedly written for conducting recruitment of youth, students and others. Based on the information, the agency officials kept a close vigil on suspected candidates, especially those working for social organisations affiliated with the CPI (Maoist).

The NIA officials conducted raids at different places in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday and are likely to keep track of the movements of suspected persons in Telangana.

Recently, the NIA officials arrested three people from Telangana in connection with recruiting a woman nursing student to the party from Bedabayalu locality in Andhra Pradesh. While the NIA officials are probing the case, the agency seized incriminatory material during raids conducted on Tuesday in Andhra Pradesh.

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