After the Maoist central committee meeting decided that they would embark on an urban uprising if the talks do not resume, the rebels have started deploying spies to better understand the daily activities of the SPA, government, and security forces. Their intelligence section, INT, is under the direct command of top-level Maoist leaders. Our sources say the Maoist spies in the INT are to keep tabs on ministers, party leaders, high-level army and police officers, and diplomats who are against their policies.
Before this, the INT was used to keep tabs on some of the Maoists' own leaders, and to monitor the field situation before a big attack. INT cadres went out to rural areas equipped with satellite phones and attacks were carried out based on the news they sent back.
Maoist sources say that to control the situation during the urban uprising they will use the intelligence against those conspiring to suppress the movement. Most Maoist leaders are in the capital right now, and INT cadres will also be helpful to monitor their movement, to see if they are forming alliances with those who tarnish the party's name. The Maoists say the spies will be especially useful because the district level offices have sent their people, and the special command theirs, and none of them recognise each other. This will work to the party's advantage, as no one will know who is spying on whom.