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Voltas Lock-Out

 such by those involved in it. The Calcutta police recently let it be known to local journalists that they had nabbed a Calcutta University student who had in his prossession what the police thought was a vital, top secret communications from the Chinese Communist Party to the East Pakistan Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist). This document was deemed particularly important because it was thought to represent the CCP's latest thinking on revolutionary movements in the Indian subcontinent. The CCP and the Chinese mass media, it will be recalled, have been rather quiet about the CPI(ML) after finding that their lyrical references in 1970 to its activities were rather less than justified by the facts of the case. The Calcutta police, therefore, regarded the document as giving valuable clues about the CCP's attitude to the CPI (ML) itself. Hence their sense of triumph over its seizure and the arrest of the young man in possession of it. They are reported to have informed the state's Chief Minister himself about their catch and shown him the priceless document. Incidentally, Siddhartha Shan- kar Ray's reported response to his minions' achievement is interesting in itself He is said to have remarked, as he leafed through the document and put it down: "Well done, indeed what, by the way, is the EPCP(ML)?" Judging by what has been leaked out about its contents, the; document appears singularly unprepossessing.

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