'Courier betrayal led to Ghandy arrest'

 
While admitting that the arrest of the politburo and central committee member was a big loss to the Maoist movement in the country, the outfit said it was only a temporary success for the authorities.

“Comrade Kobad Ghandy was betrayed by his courier who led the Special Intelligence Bureau of Andhra Pradesh and the intelligence wing in Delhi to the appointment spot in Bhikaji Cama Place in South Delhi,” said a CPI-Maoist statement. This is the first reaction by the Maoist outfit to the arrest of the 63-year-old Ghandy, who was in charge of expanding the party in urban areas. He also played a crucial role in getting international recognition for the party.

The statement said: “Kobad Ghandy’s arrest is being touted as a big success for the intelligence officials, while it was actually a result of the betrayal by a weak element in the party who was acting as his courier.” 

The central committee appealed to democratic forces to fight against the “heinous attempts of the reactionary rulers to implicate Ghandy in false cases, to conduct narco tests and to mentally harass him.”

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