Dantewada: Congress leader's attacker identified?

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Dantewada: Congress leader's attacker identified?
Dantewada, Chhattisgarh:  Police in Dantewada in Chhattisgarh have released photographs of six Maoists who allegedly attacked the house of a local Congress leader Avdesh Gautam and killed his 15-year-old-relative.

"Recently the attack that took place in Nakulhar at the residence of congress leader Avdesh Gautam by the Maoists...in that connection, Dantewada police has succeeded in arresting six Maoists," said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) SRP Kalluri.

Police claim a preliminary inquiry has revealed that a person named Lingaram Kadopi was the mastermind of the attack.

"Preliminary inquiry by the police has revealed that Maoist Lingaram Kadopi was the mastermind of the attack. He is a resident of Sameli and received some training in New Delhi. They had executed this attack after planning it for 10-15 days in New Delhi," Kalluri added.

Kadopi however claims he is innocent. He says he was in Delhi when the attack took place.

"I have no association with the Maoists. Police are trying to frame me. Naxalites are after me and the police is also after me," Kadopi said.



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