Thursday, March 12, 2009

March 12, 2009Maoists slaughter JD(U) leader in Munger

Anoop Mishra - March 12, 2009
MUNGER — CPI(Maoist) ultras killed a JD(U) leader in Munger district of Bihar after a kangaroo court pronounced him guilty of acting as a police informer, police said today.

Around 100 armed naxalites swooped on Parsando village last night and dragged Manoj Singh (39), president of Kharagpur block unit of the ruling JD(U), out of his house to the main road where a kangaroo court decreed his death, superintendent of police M Sunil Naik said.

The naxalites slit Singh’s throat and left him to bleed to death, Naik said.

According to eyewitnesses, the naxalites then disappeared into the thick forest adjoining the village raising pro-Maoist slogans.

The naxalites left a leaflet at the place accusing Singh of defying their diktat to pay extortion and acting as a police informer.

A strong contingent of police force has been deployed at the village in view of the prevailing tension. Raids are on to apprehend the culprits, the SP said.

While in Naxal infested states like Chhattisgarh, Maoists are pushed into a corner by the Chhattisgarh government’s anti-naxal operations, there has been a marked increase in incidents of gruesome attack by Maoist terrorists in Bihar.

The Naxalite movement continues to persist in terms of spatial spread, intensity of violence, mlitarisation and consolidation, ominous linkages with subversive/secessionist groups and increased efforts to elicit mass support.

Most of the cadres recruited by Maoists in Bihar are just small time criminals with no knowledge of Mao or Maoism.

The naxalites operate in vacuum created by absence of administrative and political institutions, espouse the local demands and take advantage of the disenchantment prevalent among the exploited segments of the population.

- AGENCIES

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