Thursday, April 08, 2010

CPI(Maoist) own responsibility for Dantewada

Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

The CPI Maoist has owned the responsibility for the massacre of 76 personnel of Central Reserve Police Force in Dantewada district of Chattisgarh two days ago. In its first comment on the unprecedented attack, the organization admitted that it also lost 8 of its members including two section commanders and two deputy commander and four members.

Godsa Usendi, spokesman of Dandakaranya Special Zone Committee said in a statement that about two companies of People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) (about three hundred men) participated in the operation.

He said that PLGA snatched away 75 weapons of the CRPF including 21 AK-47, 7 SLRs, 6 Light Machine guns, one stengun and one 2 inch mortar. Those killed include 15 commandos of Cobras force.

“We meticulously planned the operation for 5-6 months after observing the movement and other activities of the security forces”, he said.

Gudsa Usendi said that the operation had three objectives of stopping the Operation Green Hunt, taking revenge of killing the top leaders like Patel Sudhakar Reddy and Shakhamuri Appa Rao in fake encounters and saving the people of Bastar region.

He alleged that since the CRPF and COBRAS battalion was deployed in the region, Bastar was in the grip of terror as they were killing innocent people, burning villages, raping women and displacing lakhs of people. He alleged that 125 people were killed in different villages of Dantewada and Bijapur districts.

He rejected the statement of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram that there was no Operation Green Hunt going on. “this is the biggest joke of 21st century because it is written on the vehicles of forces which move in the region”.

He warned that if operation was not stopped, Maoists will carry out more such attacks.
He said that this year was the hundredth anniversary of “Bhumkaal Vidroh” against the British in 1910 in the leadership of Gundadhur and Maoists were celebrating the event in the region.