New Delhi, 28th September, 2023: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a Supplementary Chargesheet against four accused in the Bihar case involving the brutal murder of a civilian, Naresh Singh Bhokta, by top leaders of CPI (Maoist), a proscribed terrorist organisation.

Bhokta was abducted and ruthlessly killed by the banned outfit’s members and cadres in November 2018. The NIA had taken over the case from the State Police and registered it as RC-25/2022/NIA-DLI on 24th June 2022. Subsequent investigations led to the arrest of nine persons and the NIA had filed supplementary chargesheets earlier against four persons in February and June this year.

With the arrest of the accused, NIA had unearthed the involvement of top CPI (Maoist) commanders, including a Polit Bureau member namely Pramod Mishra, in the conspiracy to commit this brutal murder, aimed at spreading fear and terror while propagating the CPI (Maoist) anti-India ideology.

NIA has also recovered the weapons used in the attack and their forensic examination has been completed. The three vehicles used by the CPI (Maoist) cadres in the attack have also been recovered and seized.

The accused chargesheeted today in the NIA Special Court, Patna (Bihar) under relevant sections of IPC, Arms Act and UA(P)A have been identified as Ram Prasad Yadav, Abhijit Yadav @ Abhijit Ji, and Abhyash Bhuiya @ Prem Bhuiya, of Jharkhand, and Subedar Yadav of Bihar. All of them are senior leaders of CPI (Maoist). While Ram Prasad Yadav is a Sub-Zonal Commander, Abhijit Yadav and  Subedar Yadav  are Zonal Commanders, while Abhyash Bhuiya @ Prem Bhuiya is a Regional Commander of the banned organisation.

Investigations have revealed that they had all attended the outfit’s meeting of Zonal Commanders, SAC and RCM, convened by accused Pramod Mishra (then CCM), in the forest of Anjanwa. It was during this meeting that it was decided to eliminate the SPOs, including Naresh Singh Bhokta.

The accused then conspired to commit the abduction and murder of Naresh Singh Bhokta to strike terror among the people and a section of the society by killing common people. The entire conspiracy was aimed at waging a war against the Government of India.

Investigations further established that Ram Prasad Yadav @ Prasad ji and Subedar Yadav were involved in recruiting members to CPI (Maoist) for committing terrorist acts. Abhijit Yadav @ Abhijit Yadav was involved mainly in collecting funds for the expansion of CPI (Maoist) and Abhyash Bhuiya @ Prem Bhuiya used to provide physical and armed training to the cadres of CPI (Maoist).