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Body found in Tata Motors’ Singur site.

Posted by ajadhind on March 28, 2008


 Kolkata | March 28, 2008 4:45:13 PM IST

The body of a youth employed with the Tata Motors’ small car factory project in West Bengal’s Singur was recovered Friday from the site, triggering fresh tension in the area that has witnessed unrest over land acquisition since June 2006.

“The body of Rajkumar Biswakarma was recovered from the Tata Motors factory site. He was a driver involved in the project,” West Bengal Inspector General (Law and Order) Raj Kanojia told IANS.

The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination.

“It cannot be ascertained if it was murder. But the head injury suggests it could be a murder,” Kanojia said. “We have already filed a case in the Singur police station.”

In December 2006, the charred body of teenager Tapasi Malik was found in the fenced-off area of the site during a protest movement against land acquisition for the plant.

Malik, who was allegedly raped and then burnt to death, was at the forefront of the farmers’ protest against land acquisition.

Tata Motors unveiled its people’s car Nano in New Delhi on Jan 10. (IANS)

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Former Naxal’s noble gesture.

Posted by ajadhind on March 28, 2008


Rajulapudi Srinivas

RAJAHMUNDRY: Velusuri Srinivas alias Chinna Vijay, commander of the CPI (Maoist) Andhra Orissa Border (AOB) Zonal Committee east division action team, who joined the mainstream yesterday, said he would spend the Rs 1 lakh reward on his head on development of tribal villages.  Speaking to ‘Express’, Vijay, a native of Paderu in Visakhapatnam district, said the Maoist dalams working in agency areas got people’s support. Due to lack of basic amenities and employment in agency areas, more and more tribal youths are joining the extremist movement.

Most of dalam members in AOB Zonal Committee are women. However, recruitment in the Maoist dalams came down in recent months, he said.

  ‘‘I have no idea about Naxalite ideology. But after joining the Naxal movement, I came to know the sufferings of the tribals due to exploitation. I came out of the movement due to ill-health,’’ he said.

  The former Naxal alleged that the political parties, including Communist parties, were not really concerned about the welfare of tribals.

The innocent tribals were being used mere vote banks by the political parties. The people’s representatives were ignoring the welfare of tribals soon after their election, he said.

  When asked about the reason for blasting Donkarayi power house, a public utility, the surrendered Naxalite said they did it for supplying electricity to neighbouring States ignoring the needs of tribals in the agency areas of East Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts.

  OSD (Operations) PHD Ramakrishna said Vijay worked for seven years in the dalam and was involved in nine attacks, including killing of police constables at Malkangiri and landmine blasts at Gudlawada and Donkarayi.

‘‘We recommended a Rs 2 lakh reward for him,’’ he said.   ‘‘I am an orphan and I will use the amount to be given for my rehabilitation for the development of tribal villages in Paderu division,’’ Vijay added.

  A police official on condition of anonymity said Vijay provided them good information about the Maoist operations in AOB.

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