KOLKATA: Several Maoist posters, some threatening an armed movement against the Birlas, were put up outside the Hind Motor plant gate on Thursday. The car factory has been shut since July. The slogans in Bengali on one of the posters said, “Aamra Birla Group ke dekhe nebo”. Another poster bore a slogan saying, “You can’t shut the factory and cozy up to the establishment.” Yet another threatened an armed movement against the Birlas. All the posters bore the name of CPI (Maoists) as the issuer.
Residents of houses around the factory and a slum nearby spotted the posters in the morning and informed Uttarpara police station. IC Uttarpara Arijit Dasgupta led a team to the factory and took away the posters. A probe is on into how the posters appeared outside the plant gate. In the evening, INTTUC organized a rally of Hind Motor workers demanding reopening of the car factory. Hind Motor authorities refused to comment on the posters.