Chhattisgarh BJP Leader Arrested For Allegedly Giving Tractors To Maoists: The three have been arrested for buying a tractor meant for Maoist chief Ajay Alami,

Chhattisgarh BJP Leader Arrested For Allegedly Giving Tractors To Maoists

Dantewada: Bharatiya Janata Celebration’s district unit vice-president Jagat Pujari and one different particular person have been arrested for allegedly supplying tractors to Maoists in Chhattishgarh. In line with the police, Pujari has been concerned in facilitating provide of products and different gadgets to Maoists for a minimum of a decade.

The three have been arrested for buying a tractor meant for Maoist chief Ajay Alami, who carries a reward of Rs. 5 lakh on his arrest. The brand new tractor, price Rs. 9,10,000 has been seized.

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“For previous few months we have now been intercepting calls of many Maoist leaders, together with Alami, and Pujari’s cell quantity had come up a number of instances for provide of supplies. Not too long ago, Alami informed Pujari that they wanted a tractor, which the latter should purchase as a result of he has earned quite a bit. Whereas Pujari agreed to foot the invoice, he stated they would wish somebody whose paperwork could possibly be used for the acquisition. So, they roped in Ramesh Usendi whose spouse is from Alami’s village,” Dantewada superintendent of police Abhishek Pallav stated.

Based mostly on this enter, the police arrange barricades at two locations close to Geedam and stopped all new tractors. Ramesh, who’s among the many three arrested, was behind the wheel when he was flagged apart and questioned.

On being stopped, Usendi couldn’t clarify the supply of cash and why he did not have papers, the police stated. Usendi stated he was transporting the tractor on the behest of Jagat, whom we picked up, the SP stated.

“Throughout questioning, Jagat confessed that he has been supplying items to Maoists for 10 years,” Mr Pallav stated.

He added that arrests have been made after months of gathering intelligence. The police had earlier acquired info that Pujari was additionally concerned in supplying giant consignments of uniforms, footwear, paper, printers, cartridges, batteries and radio units to Maoists, however had no proof.

“We came upon that Jagat Pujari meets Maoists and actively sends supplies by way of villagers to interiors of Handawada. Throughout interrogation, we got here to learn about their plan to provide different supplies by roping in additional individuals. It’s a matter of investigation and extra arrests are doubtless in future,” Mr Pallav stated.

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