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NIA sleuths busts Maoist's arms factory in Bengal


C S BHATTACHARJEE | Kolkata, March 2, 2012 20:49
Tags : Maoists from Kolkata | NIA | National Investigation Agency | Special Task Force of kolkata police | kolkata | secret weapons cracked | raids in Mumbai | S. Ramakrishna | graduate of Mechanical Engineering | arrested | Maoist’s secret weapons manufacturing unit | Improvised Explosive Devices | fabricate rocket launchers | Central Technical Committee in charge |

After nabbing five Maoists from Kolkata, the counter-insurgency National Investigation Agency (NIA), assisted by the Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police, has cracked down on Maoist’s secret weapons manufacturing unit at Kharda near Kolkata. 

According to sources in STF, Maoist cadres were using this workshop near Kolkata to fabricate rocket launchers, pressure-activated mines and hand grenades. Sleuths revealed that raids in Mumbai also led to another arms unit there. NIA detectives seized huge cache of weapon parts and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
NIA’s Big catch on February 29’s raid was S. Ramakrishna, who as in-charge of the party’s Central Technical Committee, was responsible for designing and fabricating sophisticated arms and weapons. He is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from R E College of Warrangle in Telengana region. He was arrested from College Street in a filmy abduction swoop. 
Ramakrishna was considered a trusted lieutenant of CPI (Maoist)’s General Secretary ‘Ganapathy’ or M Laxman Rao. The Central Technical Committee of the Maoist party functions directly under its Military Commission. 
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