Jharkhand government bans CPI (Maoist)
The Jharkhand government has banned the ultra left-wing CPI (Maoist) group in the state.india Updated: Aug 06, 2006 13:30 IST
The Jharkhand government has banned the ultra left-wing CPI (Maoist) group in the state.
"A notification was issued last week outlawing the CPI (Maoist) and its frontal wings with immediate effect," state Home Secretary JB Tubid said in Ranchi on Sunday.
The ban was necessitated because most of the CPI (Maoist) cadres were former members of the outlawed Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) and the People's War (PW) group, he said, adding the authorities had learnt of this from extremists arrested recently.
"Though there has been a ban on both MCC and PW, the fresh decision to outlaw the CPI (Maoist) was required," to put the outfits under one umbrella, Tubid said.