DU professor Nandini Sundar booked for tribal man’s murder in Chhattisgarh

They were booked under sections 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 302 (murder), 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 and 149 of IPC at Tongpal police station, the Inspector General of Police said.

By: PTI | Raipur | Updated: November 10, 2016 5:47 pm
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Delhi University (DU) professor Nandini Sundar has been booked along with a professor of JNU and others on charges of murder of a tribal villager in the insurgency-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said Tuesday. “An FIR was lodged against DU Professor Nandini Sundar, Archana Prasad (JNU Professor), Vineet Tiwari (of Delhi’s Joshi Adhikar Sansthan), Sanjay Parate (Chhattisgarh CPI (Marxist) State Secretary) and others along with Maoists for the murder of Baghel based on the complaint of his wife on Saturday,” Inspector General of Police (Bastar Range) SRP Kalluri told PTI.

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They were booked under sections 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 302 (murder), 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 and 149 of IPC at Tongpal police station, the IG said, adding, “strongest possible action will be taken against those guilty after the investigation”. Though the case was registered on Saturday, the matter came to light late Monday evening.

Armed Naxals had allegedly killed the villager, Shamnath Baghel, with sharp weapons on late night on Friday (November 4) at his residence in Nama village under Kumakoleng gram panchayat in Tongpal area, around 450 km away from here. Baghel and some of his associates were learnt to be spearheading the protest against Naxal activities in their village since April this year. “As per the complaint lodged by the victim’s wife, her husband had been getting threats from Maoists since he and other villagers had complained against Sundar in May this year. Even armed Maoists were referring to that complaint and anti-Maoist demonstrations while attacking Baghel on Friday,” the IG said.

His wife has sought action against Sundar and others accusing them of murdering her husband, Kalluri added. Notably, Baghel and other villagers of the region had earlier given a complaint with Tongpal police in May this year against Sundar, Prasad, Tiwari, Parate and an unidentified woman activist from Sukma for allegedly inciting tribals against the government and seeking their support for Maoists. Villagers of Nama and the neighbouring Kumakoleng village (both under Kumakoleng village panchayat) had started a self-motivated protest against Maoist activities in their villages after forming their own security group named “Tangiya (axe) group” in April this year.

“Following the development, according to villagers, Sundar and others went in the village to allegedly threaten them not to oppose the Maoists,” the IG said. Sundar had gone to the village with a fake name, Richa Keshav, he added. A letter was then written to the Vice-Chancellors of both DU and JNU, informing that Bastar police was conducting an inquiry against both the professors following complaint received against them, he added.

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First Published on: November 8, 2016 10:27 am
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    Padmakar
    Nov 8, 2016 at 7:43 am
    Abe ch00tiye, fake cases ke baare Mai sun a hai kabhi?
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      Padmakar
      Nov 8, 2016 at 7:20 am
      IG Kalluri mentioned here has cases of atrocities on poor against him and Nandini Sundar has been fighting against him in courts for years now. Such policemen have gained teeth under this government, and they continue their work against the poor. So before all sanghis get collective orga(ni)sms and write stupid comments, check your facts.
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        Satyaki
        Nov 8, 2016 at 8:29 am
        It's a fake case against an internationally known academician. Kalluri is going to get his rear kicked this time arou
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          Satyaki
          Nov 8, 2016 at 8:28 am
          Yay! Sanghi Sab fake cases mai hi other Khush ho jaate hai.
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            Vns
            Nov 8, 2016 at 7:40 am
            I am horrified to read this news. If this news is true JNU shouldlt;br/gt;Be shut down.
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              Ya Dajjal
              Nov 9, 2016 at 1:08 am
              A commie like you should expect and will receive the worst
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                Ya Dajjal
                Nov 9, 2016 at 1:10 am
                All the mive might of the Soviets couldn't save communism and this halfwit Nandini thinks she can run a commie uprising ,LoL
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                  Ya Dajjal
                  Nov 9, 2016 at 1:07 am
                  And you are a commie MC, LOL
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                    Ya Dajjal
                    Nov 9, 2016 at 1:03 am
                    How is it fake when she gets arrested and subjected to 3rd degree treatment in jail?
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                      Ya Dajjal
                      Nov 9, 2016 at 1:02 am
                      If by internationally known you mean "On Interpol's watchlist", agreed
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                        Ya Dajjal
                        Nov 9, 2016 at 12:47 am
                        LOL she is going to get the 3rd degree treatment in jail
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                          Ya Dajjal
                          Nov 9, 2016 at 1:06 am
                          Relax - noose is tightening slowly for these Nanak haraams
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                            Rajesh
                            Nov 8, 2016 at 8:03 am
                            Some people by acquiring few degrees feel that they have right to get someone very innocent killed in name of intellectualism. These people must be punished.
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                              Dash
                              Nov 8, 2016 at 6:39 am
                              Urban naxals kikled a tribal along with their coubterparts who live in jungle. These people are traitors.
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                                Bhavika Sicka
                                Nov 8, 2016 at 7:34 pm
                                We tolerated naxal-supporting snakes in academia all these years, and they called us intolerant. It's high time we prove ourselves true to the label. PURGE THE ACADEMIA. SHUT DOWN UNIVERSITIES THAT SUPPORT and PROPAGATE TERRORISM.
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                                  Bijan Mohanty
                                  Nov 8, 2016 at 9:20 am
                                  My dear friend, I am not a revolutionary but a common man like you. As you have a right to say, I also have a right. Secondly, fighting naxals does not mean that the officer is honest. If your argument is correct, all ministers who are also in charge of governingthis country are honest. Thirdly, the ig is not fighting, lower rank officers and jawans are fighting and he is issuing directions from his ac chamber. Finally, anybody who flouts law is an accused, be him ig or naxal.
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                                    Bijan Mohanty
                                    Nov 8, 2016 at 7:48 am
                                    Sorry, mp and madhya pradesh should be subsuted by chhatisgarh.
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                                      Bijan Mohanty
                                      Nov 8, 2016 at 7:50 am
                                      Usual techniques of anarchist govt. Which is misusing police authority.
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                                        Bijan Mohanty
                                        Nov 8, 2016 at 7:46 am
                                        You should feel horrified that such false and baseless allegations can be made against social activists and real culprits are hiding behind protection of govt. Of madhya pradesh. Mp police ig should be booked.
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                                          Venkatraman Shenoy
                                          Nov 8, 2016 at 6:14 am
                                          Nandini Sundar and her commie academic comrades have been living dangerously these last two decades, working full time for the underground terrorist organisations in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, AP and Karnataka. They have been funding the terrorists with foreign missionary grants, supplying arms and legal aid etc.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The governments so far have looked the other way, which has helped the spread of commie terror in all the states named above. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It is good that realisation has dawned lately that these ostensibly peace loving academics in DU, JNU, JU etc. are a danger if allowed to roam freely. The action taken against them is well timed. Let us hope the rest of the terror-supporting professors and greying students like Kanhaiya too are rounded up and put behind bars for 25 years, so that Maoist terror can be destro.
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                                            Chandrashekhar Deshpande
                                            Nov 8, 2016 at 8:18 am
                                            Name is Sunder or man me heiwaniyat. Communist are meant for it.
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