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ISIT probe into Maoist activities

Anand Haridas


Links used by top leader for Angamaly stay to be traced

Sympathisers of Maoist ideology being tracked


KOCHI: The Internal Security Investigation Team (ISIT) has started probing the suspected resurgence of Maoist activities in the State.

The team is probing the stay of Maoist leader Malla Raja Reddy at Angamaly. He was arrested along with a woman accomplice from there in December 2007. Reddy was taken into custody by the Andhra Pradesh police, granted bail, and is currently absconding.

Sources said the investigation had been launched to trace the possible links used by Reddy during his stay in the State. He is suspected to have got support from his sympathisers to hide disguised as a migrant labourer.

Sympathisers of the Maoist ideology are also being tracked as part of the new investigation.

The probe comes in the wake of unconfirmed reports that some Maoist leaders held meetings in the interiors of the district recently. Suspected Maoist activities have also been reported from Wayanad and Idukki districts.

Meanwhile, a team from the ISIT, on Monday, inspected a house at Chalikkavattom where nine migrant labourers lived. A minor explosion was reported from the house early on Sunday. Local police and intelligence officials had verified the antecedents of the residents, from West Bengal and Bihar, and confirmed that it was most likely a prank played by some of the neighbours.

However, the incident is being seen as an indicator of a problem troubling the ISIT – the lack of a concerted effort to collect intelligence, especially from the highly mobile migrant population. It has been pointed out that political extremists have been using this huge population as a cover for their activities.

Senior officials, for long, have been advocating recruitment of new and young personnel exclusively for the department, rather than deputing seniors on a temporary basis. Marking out exclusive funds and providing specialised training will bring in major changes in the information-gathering process.

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