17 June, 2021

Maolin Rouge

The maverick group known for its violent justice meted out in kangaroo courts is tying up with Nepal's Maoists

Sonu Kishan
Maolin Rouge
When it was formed in the mid-’70s, the Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) was waging a peoples’ war for peasant rights. Now it is one of the most lawless Naxal groups, spending its energies fighting the police, the Ranvir Sena, a private army created by the zamindars, or indeed other Naxalites. The group is well-entrenched in Bihar and Jharkhand, with four armed squads active in Patna, 14 in Aurangabad, 13 in Gaya district and in 13 districts in Jharkhand.

The MCC is known to have links with the Maoist insurgents of Nepal, according to security agencies. What is also alarming is that the outfit intermittently joins hands with the PW. In a confidential report to the Union home ministry, the Bihar government indicated that the isi is likely to use them to sneak in arms. The obvious aim being: to destabilise the districts in Bihar close to the Indo-Nepal border.

The Nepal link has served to inflate the MCC’s arsenal, providing them with sophisticated AK-47s and self-loading rifles. The result is that violence has stepped up both in Jharkhand and in Bihar in recent years....

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