State Home Secretary Ardhendu Sen today ruled out any action against intellectuals like Mahasweta Devi,actor Aparna Sen,playwright Bratya Basu for their alleged links with Chhatradhar Mahato but said their next target was top Maoist leader Kishenji. As of now,we have no clinching evidence against these intellectuals… so there is no question of arresting them or taking any other action against them, Sen said.
On June 21,these intellectuals had gone to Lalgarh and met Mahato and other members of the team.
We are investigating the Maoist links of others and if that is established,they will be caught, Sen added.
The home secretary said the next target was Kishenji. He will be a much bigger catch and getting him will be more difficult, he said.