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New Delhi, 5th June 2024: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against a CPI (Maoist) cadre in a case relating to a conspiracy to damage and block a road in Chhattisgarh with the intent to kill police personnel and loot their arms.

The accused, Lakhma Ram @ Lakhma Korram, has been charged under relevant sections of IPC, Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984, UA(P) Act and Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act, 2005, as per the chargesheet filed before the NIA Special Court, Jagdalpur.

He was one of 35 accused against whom NIA had registered the case on 29th February 2024, along with other unknown armed cadres of the proscribed terrorist organisation, after taking over the investigation from the local police.

The CPI (Maoist) cadres and their associates had blocked the Narayanpur-Orchha Main Road from India Gate, Raynar to Marghat Raynar in furtherance of the conspiracy to kill a police party crossing the road and loot their arms. Lakhma, who was part of the conspiracy, had earlier worked as Adhyaksh of Bhatbeda Jantana Sarkar of CPI (Maoist). He actively participated in the meetings held by banned outfit and carried out unlawful/criminal activities for it. He was also a leader of Nadipara Protest in Orchha under the banner of Maad Bachao Manch, which was formed as a front for CPI (Maoist) to propagate their anti-government agenda.

The entire conspiracy was aimed at establishing the outfit’s self-proclaimed Jantana Sarkar by overthrowing the elected government in the state. Jantana Sarkar has been banned as an unlawful organisation by the Chhattisgarh Government. The CPI (Maoist) cadres had planned to loot the police team’s weapons to promote their agenda.

Further investigations in the case are continuing.