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TAMIL NADU-Police on Rampage

morning, the official version so ran, that three dead bodies were found in the village. The police is playing up this attack to justify in retrospect, what it did and in advance, all that it intends to do in Chhaundadano in the interests of zamindars. The DIG of Tirhut range, N N Singh, who headed the 'anti-Naxalite cell' in the state police department during the Emergency and set a record of killing of 148 'Naxalites' during the period, has already spoken. "The group of Naxalites now active in Champa ran is the same which created horror in Bhojpur and Patna district." The DIG added : "However, adequate arrangements have been made to crush them to halt." (The Searchlight September 26, 1977). Whom is the DIG reassuring if not the zamindars? Already N N Singh is reported to have, recommended withdrawal of cases against the six policemen of Chhaundadano police station charged with the murder of Gambhira Sah. Not only this; he has also reportedly written that those policemen should be given awards for their ''exemplary service". The lines have been clearly drawn in Champaran.

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