Anti-Terror Agency Charges: Third Maoist For Killing Civilian In Bihar

The NIA filed a 3rd supplementary chargesheet today against a Maoist cadre who was involved in the killing of a civilian after a “Kangaroo Court/Jan Adalat” dubbed him as an informer of police in Bihar’s Aurangabad district in 2018.

On November 2, Naresh Singh Bhokta was abducted and taken to a “Jan Adalat” where the top leadership of the CPI (Maoist) issued instructions to cadres to kill him after declaring him a police informer. His body was found near Badhai Village in the Madanpur Police station area the following day.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) took the investigation of the case on June 24 last year. The case was previously registered at the Madanpur Police Station in Aurangabad (District in Bihar).
Earlier, the state police filed separate charge sheets against 7 accused on January 26, December 28 in 2019 & November 30 in 2021.

NIA’s spokesperson identified the accused charge-sheeted as Ajay Singh Bhokta, a resident of Kanaudi village in Madanpur, and stated that “investigations have revealed that he, along with other CPI(Maoist) cadres, was actively involved in the abduction and murder of the civilian”.

Furthermore, “Ajay is an armed cadre of CPI(Maoist) and he was arrested in the instant case on September 1 last year upon production warrant. A charge sheet has been filed against him in the NIA Court, Patna under various sections of IPC, Arms Act, and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.” The official said that the weapons used in the incident have been seized and their forensic examination has been completed. Three vehicles used by the CPI(Maoist) cadres in the incident have also been seized.

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