Self-confessed Naxalite arrested in burglary case

Published: 15 November, 2013 01:52 IST | Salil Urunkar |

Ramjanam alias Rajratan Devilal Singh (65), was arrested by Khadak police in a burglary case on Wednesday.

On November 12, MiD DAY had reported (‘65-yr-old claims he was part of Bihar Naxal attack 20 years ago’) about Singh’s astonishing assertion about his involvement in the Naxal attack at Baragaon village in Bihar in 1992, wherein 35 persons were killed.

Singh was produced in court yesterday afternoon in connection with the burglary, and was remanded in police custody till November 16 by a judicial magistrate (first class).

Khadak police refused to share details about the case. However, sources from the police station confirmed that the team of Bihar police –, which is coming to the city to take Singh into custody – has not yet arrived.

Khadak police had detained Singh on Monday after he allegedly confessed to his role in the massacre. Gaya district police on Tuesday also confirmed that Singh was an absconder in the Naxal attack case, in which 9 of his accomplices were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by the Supreme Court.

Caught off guard
Singh was working as a security guard at a housing complex here. He was questioned by Pune police about his antecedents, during which he talked about his role in the Baragaon incident. When cops here contacted Gaya police to confirm Singh’s claims, they were told that documents pertaining to that case had been destroyed in another Maoist attack on Tekari police station in 1996. On request of Pune police, Gaya district cops verified the name and claims made by Singh. The documents related to the case were available in the Gaya District and Sessions court, in which Singh is named as an accused. 

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