Maoist rebel gives Class 10 exam in Jharkhand

February 23rd, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Feb 23 (IANS) A Maoist rebel cooling his heels in Chatra jail of Jharkhand has written the ongoing secondary school examinations, a police officer said Monday.
A self-styled ‘area commander’ of outlawed group Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), Kuldeep Ganju desired to take the 2009 Class 10 examination conducted by the Jharkhand Academic Council. He was granted permission by the Chatra district court. Chatra is about 190 km from Ranchi.

Ganju appeared for the home science examination on Feb 21 and will take his second examination on Feb 25.

“We appreciate Kuldeep’s desire to appear in the examination. We hope he will change after passing secondary examination and shun violence,” the officer said.

Ganju was arrested two years ago and faces trial for over a dozen cases of armed attacks, violence, landmine blasts and killing security personnel.

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