Monday, April 21, 2008

Police slap charge on striking naxals

NAGPUR: Acting tough on the naxals, who are on a hunger strike, the Dhantoli police has registered cases of attempt to suicide. In all 12 males and a female naxal were booked on Sunday. Undeterred though the naxals, have kept the hunger strike, which started on April 7, on in the jail.

It was has been learnt that following the hunger strike in Nagpur's central jail, naxal inmates in Amravati jail too joined in the protest but later withdrew their agitation.

Four naxal inmates were admitted to the jail hospital after their health deteriorated. One of them reportedly was discharged later. Jail administration has reportedly shifted the protesting inmates and kept at different undisclosed locations in the jail. Sources in jail administration claimed that some of the protesting inmates are likely to be transferred to other jails too.

The issue of naxals' protest had echoed the ongoing state assembly session in Mumbai and deputy chief minister R R Patil had order an inquiry into whole matter. Chief of state anti-naxal operation cell Pankaj Gupta was entrusted with the job of conducting the probe and send the report to the government. It has been learnt that Gupta has even sent his report to the government.

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