NIA Files Fresh Charge Sheet in Kerala Maoist Recruitment Case

This case was registered by the agency suo moto on February 3, 2022 after it came to light that members of CPI (Maoist) and its frontal organisations were conducting camps for the recruitment and training of youth to the proscribed group in Kerala.
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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken a significant step in its ongoing probe into Maoist activities in Kerala by filing a fresh charge sheet. This latest development focuses on Sanjay Deepak Rao alias Vikas, a prominent leader of the CPI (Maoist) from the Western Ghats Special Zonal Committee.

According to the NIA, Rao has been implicated under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). The agency’s actions stem from a case it initiated on February 3, 2022, after uncovering camps organized by CPI (Maoist) and its affiliated groups aimed at recruiting and training youths in Kerala.

The NIA emphasized that such activities pose a severe threat to India’s unity, integrity, and sovereignty. Rao is accused of conspiring with others to radicalize and recruit two individuals, Kambhapati Chaitanya and Valagutha Anjayanelu, into the Maoist organization. Subsequently, Chaitanya and Anjayanelu allegedly underwent intensive militant training.

This move follows the initial charge sheet filed by the NIA in August 2022 against Chaitanya and Anjayanelu. The case underscores the NIA’s continued efforts to counteract Maoist influence and safeguard national security.

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