Saturday, January 15, 2005

Naxalite killings: CPI(Maoist) to retaliate

Naxalite killings: CPI(Maoist) to retaliate

January 15, 2005 22:18 IST



The Communist Party of India (Maoist) has said that following the killing of six Naxalites in two separate shoot-outs in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, the possibility of the peace talks with the state government continuing is very remote.

CPI (Maoist) state secretary Ramakrishna, in an letter, a copy of which was released to the press in Hyderabad, blamed the state government for trying to scuttle the peace atmosphere.

He said recent incidents prove that it was impossible to resolve the burning problems of the people through peaceful methods of dialogue.

"We will retaliate the armed action of the police with arms itself," he said and appealed to all supporters of democracy to strengthen the hands of the movement, as in the present atmosphere it was futile to wait for negotiations to solve the people's problems

Six Maoists killed by AP Police ( GOOD JOB .. POLICE ...)

Killings endanger AP govt-Naxal talks

Syed Amin Jafri in Hyderabad | January 15, 2005 20:21 IST
Last Updated: January 15, 2005 23:40 IST



The peace talks between the Naxalites and Andhra Pradesh government is in danger of breaking down following the death of six Maoists in shoot-outs with the police in two districts in the state.

The police have sounded a red alert all over the state after the killings, which, they claimed, were in self-defence.

While three Maoists were killed in Prakasam district, three others were shot dead in Mahbubnagar.

Reacting to the incidents, Communist Party of India (Maoist) state secretary Ramakrishna, in a letter, a copy of which was released to the press in Hyderabad, said the killings have made the possibility of the peace talks continuing very remote.

He blamed the state government for trying to scuttle the peace atmosphere. The recent incidents prove that it is impossible to resolve the burning problems of the people through peaceful methods of dialogue, Ramakrishna said.

"We will retaliate the armed action of the police with arms itself," he said.

The Naxal leader appealed to all 'supporters of democracy' to strengthen the hands of the movement as in the present atmosphere it was futile to wait for negotiations to solve the peoples problems.

The Naxalites and the state government have been observing a ceasefire in the state for some months now. The first round of peace talks was held last October.

Giving details of the Prakasam district incident, Superintendent of Police Mahesh Chandra Ludda said Naxalites opened fire on a police party, which was on its way to Peddachima village from Chintala village after receiving information that Maoists were moving about in the area.

"Our personnel warned them not to fire and to surrender. Instead, they continued firing. Our police party fired in self-defence. The exchange of fire continued for 15 minutes. Some Naxalites fled the scene. The police party found the bodies of three Naxalites - one female and two males - after the firing ceased. Five weapons and five kitbags and a claymore mine were recovered from the site," the SP told rediff.com over phone.

The incident, near Chintala in Dornala mandal, occurred between 1300 IST and 1400 IST, he said.

The second incident occurred between 1400 IST and 1430 IST at Bukkalingayapalli village, under Siddapur police limits, in Mahbubnagar district.

Superintendent of Police Vikram Singh Mann said a police party was on its way to the village to inquire into reports of extortions by the Maoists.

On seeing the police party, the Naxalites started firing on it and the police returned fire. In the exchange, three Maoists, including a woman, were killed, he told rediff.com over phone.

The police are yet to establish the identity of the six slain Naxalites. But they are suspected to be members of the local armed squad (dalam) of the Communist Party of India [Maoist].

Earlier, on Friday night, Naxalites belonging to CPI [Marxist-Leninist] [Janashakti group] shot dead the Congress sarpanch of Rudrangi village in Chandurthi mandal in Karimnagar district.

Armed Naxalites barged into the house of Ganga Raj Lingaiah and forcibly took him to the village outskirts. Later, they pumped three bullets into him, killing him on the spot.

The Janashakti Naxalites, in a leaflet left behind at the spot, claimed that the killing was in retaliation for the killing of their comrade in a 'fake encounter' by the police in Warangal district a few days ago.

They warned they would kill 100 persons for every Naxalite killed in fake counters and declared that they would target Congress leaders with landmines.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Maoists 'admit' to Pakistani links

Source: IANS.


Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh), Jan 10: Two Maoist leaders of Chhattisgarh have claimed that they received arms from foreign militant groups, mainly those in Pakistan.

The "admission" by the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) leaders comes in the wake of Chhattisgarh Home Minister Brij Mohan Agarwal's charge Sunday that Maoists used Pakistani and Britain-made bullets for killing three state police personnel in Sarguja district on
Saturday.

Maoist commandoes Kosa and Aaytu told reporters Sunday in a hideout in the state's southern Dantewada forests, about 420 km from state capital Raipur, that they exchange notes with Pakistani militants on methods of war and accept modern weapons from Pakistan.

Kosa said: "The way we made a base in Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and have been progressing in Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, we will be able to capture 30-35 percent of India by 2010."


The Maoist stronghold in these areas was due to local support, he said at the press meet organised by Maoist leaders ahead of the three-phased assembly polls in Chhattisgarh Jan 14.

Aaytu said: "The police or the army cannot compete with us as we take care of the locals' daily problems and are equipped with modern weapons."
The CPI-Maoist has called for a poll boycott in Chhattisgarh.

The police have little jurisdiction over some areas in villages of the state's Bastar region, including Kanker and Dantewada districts.