'Shiv Sena funded Maoist activities'
Suspected Naxalite Arun Ferreira alleges that many political parties including Shiv Sena , have been funding Maoist activities in Mumbai.Updated: Aug 08, 2008 19:08 IST
Suspected Naxalite Arun Ferreira in his narco-analysis test has alleged that many political parties, including Shiv Sena and its chief Bal Thackeray, have been funding Maoist activities in Mumbai.
The narco-analysis report, a copy of which is available with PTI, quoted Ferreira as saying, "Bal Thackeray and his party Shiv Sena and the BJP student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) had given us funds on regular occasions for Maoists activities in Mumbai." This shocking revelation came when Ferreira, a city resident, was asked about the funding of activities of the banned outfit CPI (Maoist) in the country's financial capital.
So far two narco tests have been conducted on Ferreira, who was arrested from Nagpur on May 8, 2007.
Ferriera's confession of involvement of Thackeray in Naxal activities was made in the second narco test conducted by Bangalore-based Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in September last year.
The narco report has been sent to the Maharashtra police for further investigation.
The report, signed by Bangalore FSL Director Malini Subramaniam, further says, "He (Ferreira) said political parties will never support Naxal organisations. However, only Bal Thackeray and his party Shiv Sena and the ABVP helped the Naxalites with funds."