Police headquarters have sent a joint team of civil police and intelligence personnel from Udham Singh Nagar to interrogate the wanted Maoist Kheem Singh Bora arrested in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. The accused has five cases registered against him in Uttarakhand under different sections.
According to the police, Bora was wanted in Uttarakhand since April 19, 2017. Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) arrested him from Bareilly. Uttarakhand government had earlier announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 for information leading to his arrest. He has two cases registered each in Udham Singh Nagar and Almora and one in Nainital.
He did his schooling from Someshwar and graduated from Almora. In the year 1984, he was active in a protest against alcohol consumption in Baurari valley under the banner of Sangharsh Samiti Someshwar. In 1990-1991 he worked in a periodical and a hotel in Nainital from where he was fired due to some dispute.
In the year 2008, few alleged Maoists took his name as secretary of the Uttarakhand zonal committee. From the year 2014 to 2017 he was accused in the incidents of writing slogans on walls and pamphlet distribution in support of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist).
Director General (law and order) Ashok Kumar has given orders for the team to interrogate him. According to sources the department is also trying to bring him from Uttar Pradesh to Uttarakhand.