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Naxal Shivakumar produced before court in Kutlur vehicle torching case

Naxal Shivakumar produced before court in Kutlur vehicle torching case

Mangalore Today News Network

Belthangady, April 5, 2017: Naxal leader Ramesh  alias Sameer alias Rafi alias Madhava alias Shivakumar BS (52)  shouted slogans in favour of the Naxals  while being produced before the Court here on April 4, Tuesday in connection with the hearing pertaining to the incident of torching a bike and Maruti Omni parked in front of the house of Ramachandra Bhat of Kutlur near Naravi in the year 2013. The Court has sent him to police custody for three days  for further interrogation in  the case.


When  Shivakumar was questioned in the court as to why he shouted slogans in the court premises he defended himself saying he needed publicity as he was the leader of a political party.

The Kutlur incident had taken place on November 8, 2013 when a group of around 10 to 15 armed assailants had  knocked at the doors of Ramachandra Bhat, a former member of Naravi GP.  But when Bhat refused to open the door, they  had torched the two vehicles. Though Bhat managed to  douse the flames  of the bike, the other vehicle was gutted. The Naxals had even left three handwritten letters at the spot.

Shivakumar was arrested by the Andhra Police in Bengaluru on September 11 last year and was later entrusted to the custody of Karnataka  police.

 He was wanted in connection with several cases and is the prime accused in the  rowdy Sudarshan Reddy  murder case reported from Raichur in 1995.

 A B.A. graduate, Shivakumar who hails from Koramangala in Bengaluru used to work in a chicken stall and bar and  was also participating in the  protest for ration items by Stree Jagritha Samithi every week. He eventually joined the CPI Maoist People’s War Group.

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William Feranades, Bengaluriu Wed, April-5-2017, 2:00
The police do not give stringent punishment to the accused that is why they behave so .....
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