New Delhi: The preliminary report by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) has made some shocking revelations with regard to the Naxal attack on Congress convoy in Darbha valley of Sukma in Chhattisgarh last month. According to the report, four Congress leaders were in constant touch with Naxals on the fateful day and were providing every detail about the position of the convoy.

In its 14 page initial report, the NIA has mentioned that four Congress leaders were in touch with Naxals and even passed information about the change of route. According to NIA, they reached to the conclusion after analyzing several call details of Jagdalpur tower. The report is likely to be submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday.

The report also adds that there were some insiders who were present in Congress camp. These insiders had been giving even the minute details to the Maoists. The phone numbers which Congress leaders were using to pass on the information to red rebels are now found to be switched off. During the investigation, the NIA also learnt that all those numbers were purchased by using fake documents.

Four Congress leaders, including Congress MLA Kawasi Lakhma, are under suspicion. NIA may interrogate Lakhma who was also a part of the convoy but survived the attack. Lakhma was seriously injured and is undergoing treatment at a Raipur hospital. The NIA is of the view that security of Lakhma should be tightened as he may be killed by Naxals to create hurdles into the investigation.

One of the Congress leaders had suspiciously left the convoy in the midway while another survived the attack with just a bullet wound in his leg. The fourth Congress leader saved his life by hiding himself and came unhurt.

The convoy of Congress leaders was attacked at Jiram Valley in Darbha region when it was returning from Sukma to Jagdalpur. Twenty-eight people including Chhattisgarh Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel and veteran leader Mahendra Karma were killed and 37 others including former union minister VC Shukla were injured.


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