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NIA team interrogates Maoist leader


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Koraput, Feb 15:

A senior official of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday began interrogation of Chandu alias T Anil Kumar, a top Maoist cadre of Andhra-Odisha Border Special Divisional Committee in connection with the Maoists attack on Congress leaders at Darabha Ghat in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh while they were on the way to Jagdalpur after attending Parivartan Yatra on May 25 last year.

T. Anil Kumar alias Chandu
T. Anil Kumar alias Chandu

28 party workers including former Union minister Vidya Charan Shukla were killed in this attack.

The NIA team member Sanjay Kumar, additional SP (operation) interrogated Chandu for over 90 minutes at the Koraput Circle Jail reportedly on the the Maoist attack, involvement of other cadres in it and their whereabouts as well as the future action plans of the outlawed party.

The team, however, did not reveal the details of the interrogation to the media.

It may be mentioned that the Centre had ordered for a NIA probe into the incident.

Prior to this, the local police had taken Chandu on a remand for a week for interrogation.

The wanted Maoist was arrested by the Koraput police on February 1.