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Dreaded maoist Kundan Pahan gets permission to contest Vidhan Sabha elections

Ranchi, Nov 11 (UNI) Dreaded maoist Kundan Pahan who is an accused in more than
120 cases including those related to murder of former minister Ramesh Singh Munda
has been granted permission by the special NIA court to contest the Assembly
Elections in the state.
The lawyer of Kundan Pahan had filed an application in the NIA court seeking
permission to contest the assembly elections from Tamar seat. The court of special
NIA judge Navneet Kumar has granted the permission to Pahan who will be filing
his nominations on November 15.
Interestingly for the Tamar seat Kundan Pahan who is currently lodged at Hazaribagh
jail will be pitted against Raja Peter who is also in jail.
On August 9, 2017 Gopal Krishan Patar alias Raja Peter has been behind the bars for
the murder of Tamar MLA Ramesh Singh Munda. Others who are also in fray from Tara
are sitting MLA Vikas Singh Munda and Prakash Chandra Oraon.
Kundan Pahan had surrendered before the state police on May 14, 2017. He has
been accused of murder of MP Sunil Mahto, former minister and MLA Ramesh Singh
Munda, Bundu DSP Pramod Kumar and 5 other policemen and inspector of special
branch Francis Indevaar.
Pahan had shot to limelight when he looted from a cash van of a private bank a sum
of Rs 5 crore and more than one kilogram of gold on the Ranchi-Tata road on May 21,
2008. 50 cases are registered against him in separate police station areas of Khunti
district, 42 in Ranchi, 27 in Chaibasa, 7 in Saraikela and one in Gumla.
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Meghalaya: Curfew relaxed, Assy session on Dec 19

14 Dec 2019 | 11:18 PM

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Miscreants burnt veggies worth lakhs in bordering subdivision: Communal tension sparked

14 Dec 2019 | 10:13 PM

Ambassa (Tripura), Dec 14 (UNI) In a shocking incident unknown miscreants burnt
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subdivision of Gandacharra in the northern Tripura district of Dhalai here.

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Tourists rejoice at sudden snow fall in Pangthang upper reaches of Gangtok

14 Dec 2019 | 10:08 PM

Gangtok, Dec14 (UNI ) It was great fun for tourists when they were pleasantly surprised
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Amid political row in JD(U) over CAB, PK calls on Nitish Kumar

14 Dec 2019 | 10:01 PM

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