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Bihar Cops Claim ‘Agnipath’ Protest Link After Arrest Of Top Maoist

Bihar witnessed mass protests towards the lately launched Agnipath Scheme.

Patna:

Top Maoist leaders had been concerned within the violence throughout the protests towards Agnipath scheme in Bihar, the police within the state stated on Friday, claiming an enormous breakthrough. The Maoist hyperlink got here to gentle following the arrest of a high chief on Friday, they stated.

The Maoist chief, police officers stated, has informed investigators that he together with sympathisers performed a job within the burning of a practice in Lakhisarai throughout the protests in June.

“The group motivated a section of the protesters to indulge in arson and vandalise railway properties,” senior cop Pankaj Kumar stated.

Maoist chief, Manashyam Das, was arrested from Lakhisarai metropolis following a tip-off from the intelligence wing of the Telangana police. He was conducting the operations for Maoists from a home he had rented just a few years in the past, the police official stated.

“Manashyam Das was assisting Maoists for years by staying in Lakhisarai city, in direct contact with the top leaders of Naxalite organisations in the state of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Telangana. Many suspicious items including mobile, Maoist literature were found in his room,” the police official added.

“Manshyam Das used to go to the forests to meet Maoist leaders. It has also come to light in the investigation that half a dozen leaders of the city also have connections with him,” the police official stated.

The Maoist, police officers say, additionally revealed {that a} professor in a college in Bhagalpur was near Naxals though the professor has denied his function.

The arrest of the Maoist chief from an city space has raised questions on the data system of the police.

Bihar witnessed mass protests towards the lately launched Agnipath Scheme. Railway properties had been vandalised, torched or attacked as protesters went on rampage demanding the scheme be rolled again.

Properties price a number of crores and greater than 2000 trains had been affected because of the Agnipath protests throughout the nation.