LRO to move SC against urban Maoist sympathizers
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 20-May-2017

New Delhi, May 20: The Legal Rights Observatory (LRO) is planning to move the Supreme Court against the urban Maoists sympathisers working in Delhi.

According to LRO press release, Adv Umesh Sharma, Delhi-based senior Supreme Court lawer, legal activist and patron and advisor of LRO will be moving the apex court for action against these Urban Maoists and sympathisers.

The petition is expected to expose two of the known urban Maoist sympathisers – Prof Nandini Sundar of Delhi University and Bela Bhatia, a human rights activist. Prof Sundar is also accused in Shamnath Baghel murder case of Chhattisgarh.  

It may be recalled that a couple of days ago, a senior Maoist leader Podiam Panda who surrendered in Chhattisgarh had confessed before the journalists that he used to drive Prof Nandini Sundar and Bela Bhatia into the deep forests of Sukma on motorcycle for meetings with senior Maoist leaders and commandants

The LRO had exposed Prof Sundar and Bhatia earlier and condemned noted journalist and TV anchor Rajdeep Sardesai for inviting Prof Sundar for a television debate on the very day of the Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh that claimed lives of 25 CRPF jawans on the patrolling duty.

Through this petition Advocate Umesh Sharma intends to seek revocation of stay on the arrest of Nandini Sundar in the Shamnath Baghel murder case and demand a thorough investigation of the same.

Baghel and some of his associates were spearheading a protest against the Maoist activities in their village since April last year for which some armed Maoists killed him with sharp weapons. On the complaint filed by Baghel’s wife, an FIR was lodged against Prof Nandini Sundar, JNU Professor Archana Prasad, and some others.

The lawyer will also demand registering an FIR against Nandini Sundar and Bela Bhatia under the UAPA and Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act, 2005 (CSPSA) after confession of surrendered Maoist commander Podium Panda.

The petition will also seek registering an FIR against Nandini Sundar under the cyber-crime clauses for spreading lies through social media regarding false rape allegations against the CRPF and state police in Chintagumpha, Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.

The LRO legal adviser will also want an FIR against Nandini Sundar for her May 9 article on an English News Website levelling baseless allegations of gang rape against the Indian Security forces in Maoist dominated areas.