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Jharkhand police CD exposes Maoist leaders

To win the moral battle against the Maoists, the Jharkhand police are distributing a CD that 'exposes' their immoral acts.

india Updated: Apr 15, 2006 14:09 IST

To win the moral battle against the Maoists and regain the faith of the people, the Jharkhand police are distributing a CD that 'exposes' the double standards of the leaders preaching political extremism.

The 30-minute CD released by the state police in April contains footage showing training centres of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), confessional statements of arrested Maoist leaders and proof of 'immoral' practices indulged in by the leaders, a senior police official said.

The CD was released by the Director General of Police (DGP) VD Ram recently and is being distributed and shown in the several Maoist strongholds in the state.

Of the state's 22 districts, 16 are reeling under Maoist terror.

"The CD carries video footage of how people are recruited forcibly in their organisation and how villagers are forced to join the cadres and help them against the police," the official told IANS.

"It also has footage of how women who have joined the organisation are exploited by the Maoist leaders who engage in wife swapping," he said.

"It has confessional statements of some Maoist leaders on how money is misused and swindled by the leaders and how the top leaders are fighting among themselves for supremacy," he added.

The disc incorporates footage from the CDs seized from the Maoist hideouts.

"We cannot win the war against Maoists unless we expose them in their den with their misdeeds. Maoists claim to be fighting for the cause of the poor but in reality they are looking after their own interest," said another police official.

"The idea is to win the moral battle against the rebels and regain the faith of the villagers who have turned against the police," he said.

First Published: Apr 15, 2006 13:57 IST