The Special Task Force (STF) of UP police arrested eight top Maoists, from Kanpur on Monday and claimed that with these arrests, the Maoist network in the state has been pushed back by at least a decade.
The Maoists were planing to unleash violence and anti-India propaganda in UP and Uttarakhand. They were in Kanpur to get seditious literature published. All the arrested belonged to Communist Party of India (Maoist). Their links with Maoists from Nepal are being probed. The arrested include Balraj alias Baccha Prasad, (51), a Central Committee and Politburo member and Chintan alias Banshi Dhar Singh, (64) from Champaran, Bihar.