NIA Arrests Absconding Naxal Involved in Jheeram Ghati Case

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Raipur: NIA on Friday, 29 November 2019, arrested absconding accused Sumitra @ Sumitra Punem@ Sumitra Tati @Aayti Modiyam resident of Bijapur district in Chattisgarh, who was involved in the attack on a convoy of Congress leaders and workers by CPI(Maoist), in Darbha valley in Chattisgarh.

She is Puspal LOS Dalam Commander and was a team member of Darbha Division Committee of CPI(Maoist) formation in Chattisgarh which executed this attack. She is a charge-sheeted absconding accused in NIA case No.RC-6/2013/NIA/DLI dtd.27.5.2013, under Sections 147,148,149,307, 302, 341,427&120B of IPC, Sec.25,27 of Arms Act, Sec.3,4,5 of Explosive Substance Act, Sec. 38(2),39(2) of UA(P) Act.

The case relates to the attack on the convoy of Congress leaders and workers by CPI (Maoist) on 25 May 2013 in the hilly areas of Darbha valley in Chattisgharh. After investigation, NIA had filed charge sheet on 25 September 2014 and a supplementary charge sheet on 28 September 2019 against 39 accused persons. Out of the 39 chargesheeted accused persons, 10 were arrested, 2 were killed in encounters with Security Forces and 27 were absconding.

The arrested accused Sumitra was one of the 27 absconding accused. NIA has announced rewards on the absconding accused persons and efforts are on to apprehend them. Further investigation is continuing in the case.

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