April 20, 2013 1:21:32 am
Alleging strong nexus between top Maoists and senior police officers,an undercover policeman filed a petition in Bilaspur High Court on Thursday,seeking protection as the state police wanted to eliminate him.
The tribal youth,who has been working in Surguja region of north Chhattisgarh since 2002,said he was employed to infiltrate the Maoist camp and he successfully helped the police in several operations.
But as he learnt about the links of top policemen with the Maoists,he informed the state home ministry.
When he did not receive any reply,he wrote to then Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on July 28,2010,detailing the nexus. Soon after,the state police approached him and asked him to keep quiet,the youth said in his petition.
Considering the sensitivity of the case,the High Court accepted his counsel Satish Vermas plea and held the proceedings in-camera press and outsiders were not allowed.
The court asked the state government to provide him immediate security and file a reply within three weeks by an officer not less than IG rank.
The petitioner,requesting anonymity,said that as he approached the Central government,state police officers began threatening him and even the Maoists attacked him on a few occasions.
The case is in honourable court. It is not appropriate for me to respond,we will submit our response before the court, DGP Ramniwas said,when approached for his reaction.
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