Saturday, November 13, 2010

Kishenji alive or dead? Posters create confusion, set tongues wagging

Posted: Sat Nov 13 2010, 06:37 hrs

During a raid on a Maoist camp in Purnapani village near Lalgarh, after picking up a PCAPA member from the area, security forces have recovered some posters signed by an unknown organisation called “Tribal Platoon (CPI-Maoists)”. The poster’s contents have triggered a huge confusion. One of the three posters recovered reads: ‘We will not allow anybody to use martyr Kishenji for serving his interest.”

Terming Mansaram alias Bikas, a second rank Maoist leader active in Lalgarh, as traitor, another poster announces reads that he has forgotten his own community and people will punish him, said a police officer. The third stated, “We will not tolerate if Marshall is insulted”.

Manoj Verma, SP, West Midnapore said: “It does not appear to be reliable, but we are verifying the matter.”

Marshall was a senior Maoist leader and a close associate of Kishenji. But following a tiff between the two, he formed his own group. On March 26, after an encounter at Hatiloth forest, police had claimed that Kishenji was either seriously injured or dead

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