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WB: Nine suspected Naxals granted political prisoner status

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Sep 24, 2012 at 11:30am IST

Kolkata: A Kolkata court on Friday declared nine suspected Naxals as political prisoners. The nine men had been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with an illegal arms manufacturing case and were said to have been involved in the Lalgarh uprising.

The West Bengal High Court had in August granted the nine the political prisoner status.

As per the West Bengal Correctional Services Act, political prisoners are entitled to separate jail cells, access to reading material and allowed meetings with relatives and advocates.

WB: 9 suspected Naxals become political prisoners

The 9 had been arrested by the NIA in connection with an illegal arms manufacturing case and were said to have been involved in the Lalgarh uprising.

The NIA is likely to challenge the court order.

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