Saturday, December 06, 2008

Indian Mine workers support Maoist Revolutionaries

Lucknow, Dec 3rd 2008 The explosives meant for mining activities in Uttar Pradesh are being diverted by Workers to Maoist Revolutionaries to carry out strikes in the other states, it is revealed.

"A large number of explosives from the Maoist districts of Chandauli, Mirzapur and Sonbhadra and other parts of the state have revealed that the Maoists have strong roots with the people involved in mining activities to carry out strikes in other states," stated a reliable source.

Citing 'official figures' of the police department, our reliable source said this year till November, 34,348 detonators, 3,226 electric detonators, 700 kgs explosive, 43 gelatin rods, 1,883 safety fuses, 32.76 tonnes ammonium nitrate and 200 explosive rods were seized from different parts of the state.

Interestingly, most of this activity is from Chandauli, Mirzapur and Sonebhadra districts, which are strong Maoists areas and also known for mining activities.

While 30,000 detonators and 3,100 electric detonators were seized from Chandauli alone, over 32 tonnes ammonium nitrate, 54 detonators and 20 electronic detonators were from Sonebhadra, adding that in Mirzapur 2.6 quintal ammonium nitrate, 1,373 detonators, 100 electric detonators were seized this year.

Besides these districts, seizures were also made from Allahabad, Bahraich, Mahoba, Mugalsarai and Balrampur.

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