NIA files chargesheets against CPI (M) politburo members Pramod Mishra, Prashant Bose | India News

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed chargesheets in two separate CPI(Maoist) cases relating to attempts to revive and expand its presence in various parts of India, naming arrested politburo members Pramod Mishra in both cases and Prashant Bose alias Kishen Da in one.
The chargesheet filed in a case relating to attempts by the CPI(Maoist) to revive its terror plans & agenda in various states of India, names Kishen Da, who was heading the organisation’s Eastern Regional Bureau and has 47 criminal cases registered against him in various police stations in Jharkhand; Pramod Mishra, a politburo member like Kishen Da; Nunuchand Mahto, sub-zonal commander of CPI (Maoist) who was arrested with Kishen Da; Duryodhan Prasad Mahto, regional committee member; and Krishna Hansda, also a CPI (Maoist) regional committee member.
The second chargesheet filed in a case relating to the alleged conspiracy by CPI(Maoist) to revive and strengthen its presence in the Magadh zone area also names Pramod Mishra, chief of north regional bureau of CPI(Maoist) frp, Aurangabad, besides Anil Yadav, a sub-zonal committee member from Gaya.
As per the chargesheet filed by NIA in the case relating to criminal conspiracy by CPI(Maoist) to expand, revive and propagate violent ideology in Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and other states, the five chargesheeted accused, along with top leaders of the CPI (Maoist), were actively engaged in recruitment of cadres, raising of funds for terrorist acts, procurement of arms and ammunition, as well as providing training in weapons handling, field craft, and IED fabrication and their planting. The accused had also liaised with their incarcerated CPI (Maoist) cadres and overground workers to achieve their objectives.
As regards the chargesheet filed against two accused in the case relating to conspiracy to revive and strengthen CPI(Maoist) in the Magadh zone (Gaya & Aurangabad area), investigations revealed that Mishra and Yadav were engaged in attempts to revive the proscribed Naxal organisation in the region. They were corresponding with each other and also motivating the youth to join the CPI (Maoist), besides collecting levy from brick kiln owners to fund their activities in the region.
As a senior leader, Pramod Mishra was regularly updated by senior cadres of the organisation from across India with respect to the activities and developments in their respective areas, said NIA.


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