GUWAHATI, NOV 18: Thirteen left-wing extremists, who were accomplices of vetern CPI(Maoist) leader Arun Kumar Bhattacharjee alias ‘Kanchan Da’ arrested earlier this year, have surrendered in Dibrugarh and Cachar district of Assam.
“13 cadres of proscribed CPI-M joined mainstream today – leaving the path of violence behind – at Dibrugarh and Cachar. They are associates of CPI-M leader Arun Kumar Bhattacharjee who was arrested earlier this year by Assam Police,” Special Director General of Police, GP Singh tweeted.
Veteran CPI(Maoist) leader and a member of its central committee, Arun Kumar Bhattacharjee, was arrested in Cachar district on March 6 this year.
Dibrugarh Additional superitendent of police(HQ) Bitul Chetia said, “Nine persons claiming to be Maoist cadres had approached the government for surrender, and the district police was verifying their connection with the proscribed CPI(Maoist). While one of them was known to have links with the extremists, there was no information on the other in police records.”
Chetia said that two other persons with suspected links with CPI (Maoist) were apprehended in Dibrugarh earlier this month. One pistol, magazine and ammunition were seized from them, he said.
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