4 Naxal sympathisers held in Orissa
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Monday July 9 2007 14:12 IST
They have been identified as Tapan Naik of Jharapur village and Mukunda Naik, Santosh Munda and Bimal Topno of Ranigula village.
With the arrest, police have been able to find out the circumstances under which Bhubaneswar Naik and Harischandra Naik of Ranigula village and a contractor Prabhat Pradhan of Telikusum village were murdered on the night of June 21.
Police said the four were sympathisers of Maoists and were helping them in providing shelter and housing their arms and ammunition. Apparently, Mukunda Naik is the son of Bhubaneswar Naik who was hacked to death along with Harishchandra .
During interrogation, those arrested revealed that six ultras, including three women cadres, were involved in the murder of the three on June 21.
It is learnt that Bhubaneswar was not in good terms with his son Mukunda and objected to his supporting the ultras. Moreover, Bhubaneswar is believed to have tipped off the police which led to killing of four ultras in Asurkhol-Ranigula forest on July 3 last year.
Disclosing the motive behind Harishchandra Naik's death, the four said Harishchandra was complaining about the appointment of Santosh Munda's wife as an anganwadi worker.
Similarly, contractor Prabhat was murdered as he was considered a police informer.
posted by Resistance 7/10/2007 04:16:00 PM,