Kobad Ghandy confirms Maoists link to Nepal

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New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): The interrogation of top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy, currently in custody of Delhi Police's Special Cell, on Sunday confirmed the Nepal link to the Maoist movement.

According to sources, the interrogation of Ghandy has revealed the close ties the Maoist leadership has developed with their counterparts in Nepal.

In his statement, Ghandy talks of four visits he made to Nepal along with some other CPI (Maoist) leaders between 2002 and 2006.

He also refers to a visit in 2002 by two persons from the Philippines, who provided arms training to Maoist cadre in jungle warfare.

Ghandy has also revealed details of a 12-day meeting held in November 2007 in a Jharkhand forest, attended by all top Naxal leaders, where resolutions were passed to create large-scale violence throughout India, target VIPs and to lead a mass movement in and around Lalgarh, Purulia, Bankura.

Arrested on September 20, 2009, he has been booked under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2008.

Ghandy is a politburo member of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist and worked for the party in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh.

He also played an important role in fostering the development of the front's organisations. In 1994, he was allegedly active in floating a forum named the All India People's Resistance Forum. (ANI)

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