Maoist arms supplier from Gadchiroli nabbed
New Delhi: The Special Cell of Delhi Police on Sunday said it arrested a man wanted ammunitions supplier of CPI (Maoist) based in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra.
The investigating agency said that 48-year-old Ajeet Roy was involved in unlawful activities in Odisha and Maharashtra, adding that cops recovered 45 prohibited bore cartridges of INSAS ammunitions and self-loading rifles, used by Indian security forces.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Kushwaha said, "On November 10, after receiving specific input from an already deployed source that Roy will come to Bhamar Garh Road near Mannewar Colony All Palli in Gadchiroli, a team made the arrest."
The DCP further said that a non-bailable warrant was issued against Roy by a trial court and Delhi Police had declared a Rs two lakh reward for his arrest.
During interrogation, the accused disclosed that he has been involved in the business of supplying illegal arms since 1990.
He also used to provide logistic support to Shankar Anna, a Maoist commander.
In 1992, Roy was detained at Gadchiroli's Mulchera police station, under sections 110(e) and 110(g) of the Criminal Procedure Code for his Maoist links.
He had also been arrested at Umerkote police station in Odisha's Nabarangpur district in a fake currency case in 2005.
In 2008, Roya and three other Maoists were arrested at Birmitrapur police station in Sundargarh district of Odisha, and a huge cache of ammunition was recovered from them.
Police further said that Roy confessed that he is an absconder in all these cases and never attended the court after being released on bail.
They added that Roy completed his Bachelor of Science in Bio-Chemistry from Warora in Chandrapur district in Maharastra.
A civil contractor by profession, Roy came in contact with Maoist groups and thereafter, on the directions of Maoist commanders, started indulging in anti-national activities.