Agencies monitoring frontal outfits of Naxals

New Delhi: Security agencies are monitoring the activities of several organisations based in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur and Gurgaon, suspected to be working as frontal outfits of Naxals with the aim of expanding their bases in the cities.

Official sources said while some of these outfits are functioning as women, youth or students organisations, some others are working as labour unions.

"These organisations are keeping regular contacts with some of the top CPI (Maoist) leaders and working according to their advice. Their main objective is to set up bases in urban areas," a source said.

Agencies monitoring frontal outfits of Naxals
The office bearers of these organisations include teachers and even PhD scholars from two prominent universities in the national capital, certain journalists, artists, lawyers, doctors and others based in these cities, the source said.

The central security agencies have shared the inputs with the state governments concerned and asked them to monitor the activities of these organisations and take necessary action.

Agencies monitoring frontal outfits of Naxals
The organisations are holding indoctrination camps, raising finances, procuring electronic equipment, and giving safe havens to Naxalites whenever necessary, the sources said.

They said the laptop belonging to Kobad Ghandy, a politburo member of the CPI-ML, arrested in 2009 in Delhi, had given enough indication about the existence of sleeper cells of Naxalites in urban areas.

A joint operation by the Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh police forces last year had led to recovery of some documents which also suggested Maoist activities in urban areas, they said.