NIA is interrogating two Naxalites including CPI Maoist’s Politburo member Pramod Mishra

Ranchi:  The National Investigation Bureau (NIA) is taking CPI Maoist Politburo members Pramod Mishra and Anil Yadav on remand and interrogating them. Earlier on October 2 also, NIA had interrogated Pramod Mishra.

Bihar Police had arrested Ritesh Vidyarthi’s brother Rohit Vidyarthi and interrogated him. During this, Rohit Vidyarthi told the police that Pramod Mishra was going to come to Lutua village of Gaya district. Based on the information, Bihar Police had arrested Politburo member and NRB (Northern Regional Bureau) in-charge Pramod Mishra and Anil Yadav on August 9.

After the arrest of Pramod Mishra, Bihar Police had busted arms, ammunition and a gun factory. Due to which it was established to supply weapons and collect indigenous weapons in Bihar and UP. 

NIA investigation has indicated that several frontal organizations and student wings were tasked with motivating, recruiting cadres and propagating the ideology of Maoist with the intention of waging war against the Government of India. They were plotting terror and violence to further this agenda. The investigation also revealed that Pramod Mishra was leading Maoist cadres and supporters, over ground workers, in efforts to revive the CPI Maoist organization.

Pramod Mishra is originally a resident of Kasma village of Rafiganj police station area of Aurangabad district of Bihar. His workplace has been in Saranda for a long time. Before his arrest, he was busy strengthening the Maoists in Chhakarbandha on the Jharkhand-Bihar border. Pramod Mishra was included in the Naxalite organization as a Central Committee member in the year 2004. He was made a Politburo member in the year 2007.

He was arrested on 11 May 2008 from Vinod Nagar in Dhanbad district. He was released by the court in 2017 due to lack of evidence. After this he became active again in the area. He is considered the mastermind of attacks on police and several massacres.

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