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Naxals not terrorists,says Om Puri

Joining the ranks of Naxal sympathisers,actor Om Puri has said,“They are not terrorists because they don’t resort to irresponsible acts of terror by planting bombs on streets.”

Joining the ranks of Naxal sympathisers,actor Om Puri has said,“They are not terrorists because they don’t resort to irresponsible acts of terror by planting bombs on streets.” The veteran actor praised Naxals as “fighters who fight for their rights. They don’t harass the common man and the poor”.

Puri,who is shooting in Madhya Pradesh for Prakash Jha’s upcoming movie on Left-wing extremism,said Naxals challenge the society’s might and the CRPF. Television channels on Thursday aired the footage of his press conference at Hoshangabad, where he said that Naxals kidnap only those who create hurdles in their path.

Apex court commutes life sentence of cop killer

THE Supreme Court commuted the life imprisonment of a man,who attacked a cop with a sharp weapon and later pushed him into the sea near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands,to eight years,saying the crime was committed in a fit of rage during a “sudden quarrel”.

“The act of the appellant even when tantamount to commission of culpable homicide will not amount to murder as the same was committed without any pre-mediation and in a sudden fight,in the course of a sudden quarrel without the offender taking undue advantage or acting in a cruel or unusual manner,” the apex court observed. The court said the act amounted to culpable homicide and not first degree murder.

The decision came in an appeal filed by Abdul Nawaz challenging the life imprisonment imposed by the sessions court in Andaman and Nicobar Islands at Port Blair and affirmed by the Calcutta High Court.