(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
May 08, 2011
Investigate New Revelations on Purulia Arms Drop
Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of
THE Purulia arms drop in December 1995 was one of the most serious instances of an assault on the country’s sovereignty. The investigations and the court trial had proved that the arms were meant for the Ananda Marg which was planning to use it to foment violence to destabilise the Left Front government.
The revelations by Niels Christian Nielsen alias Kim Davy, who is still absconding, and Peter Bleach, who was sentenced in the case, have raised new questions.
the aftermath of the Purulia arms drop it was known that the British
intelligence agency MI5 had informed RAW about the proposed airdrop in
November 1995. The then British home secretary had confirmed this in a
1) It was reported that the radar at the Kalaikunda air base was not operational at the time of the air drop.
How was it that on the return trip from Phuket in
3) For more than
a decade Kim
Davy has been living in
Davy has given specific details of how he had escaped from the Mumbai
Both Bleach and Kim Davy have made charges of connivance by certain Indian authorities in the airdrop plan and the cover-up later.
All this information necessitates looking at the Purulia airdrop in a fresh light.
existence of the Left Front government in
It is essential therefore to thoroughly investigate the Purulia arms drop affair. For this, the following steps have to be taken:
(i) Pappu Yadav should be interrogated and the trail by which Kim Davy escaped from the country should be uncovered and the persons responsible brought to book.
(ii) There has to be a judicial enquiry by a sitting judge of the Supreme Court into the circumstances of the arms drop in Purulia and to uncover the network responsible.