Chennai: Q sleuths spoil Red dream

Three held planned to recruit more Maoists, hold camps: Cops

Chennai: The three top women Maoist cadres of Tamil Nadu, who were arrested on Thursday, were trying to conduct a training camp in the inter-State tri-junction area next month and were in the process of recruiting more cadres, the police said on Friday.

Sources in Q branch revealed that the three persons — Reena Joecy Mary (36), Kala alias Janaki (52) and Chandra (46) – were most wanted women Naxals in the State and noted that the sleuths are looking out for at least eight other hardcore Maoists, including a woman named Padma, wife of Vivek, a Maoist now in jail.

Reena’s husband Kannan was arrested in Tiruppur along with the Kerala Naxal leader Ropesh and Shyna in May 2015. Chandra’s husband Sundaramorthy was arrested in 2007 for his strong links with the left extreme groups. Kala’s husband Manivasgam is still a man wanted by the Q branch police, which specialises in dealing with extremism.

“They wanted to create a Dalam (an armed unit) for CPI (Maoist) in the state. But with the arrest of key members of the State office bearers of the banned left extremist outfit, their dream of setting up a armed unit will not succeed,” sources disclosed.

The Q branch men are now on the lookout for Padma, Manivasgam, Karthik, Mahalingam, Velmurugan, Kalidas, Bagat Singh and Kuppusamy. All these persons who are on the suspected cadre of Maoists are wanted in different cases.

Police believe the Maoist movement in the State is being mainly funded by activists from Andhra Pradesh and other Naxal infested areas. Though they could not generate much support locally, the Naxal activists are reportedly working here amid tribal people as well as members of the highly exploited work force in other areas.

Meanwhile, the police said that Reena was remanded to 15 days judicial custody early on Friday morning and lodged in Vellore prison while the other two arrested in Karur were sent to Trichy central jail.

It is possible that a 50-strong group of Maoists could be active in the ‘tri-junction’ of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu borders and were planning to form Kabini dalam, Nadukani dalam and Bhavani dalam in three different states.

The Western Ghats special zonal committee of CPI (Maoists) and its People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army were claiming that they stand for all those sections of suppressed people and were working overtime to bring in a united armed struggle against ‘feudalism and imperialism’ for Adivasis and dalits in tri-junction area where forests of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka merge, according to sources in Tamil Nadu and Kerala police. Meanwhile, two women maoists arrested in Karur on Thursday were remanded.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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