It said the attack was “people’s reply” to the “expansionist policies” of the Modi Govt. at the Centre and Raman Singh Govt. in Chhattisgarh.
The outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) has owned up responsibility for killing 14 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Sukma district of south Chhattisgarh on December 1 and has said that the attack was “people’s reply” to the “expansionist policies” of the Narendra Modi Government at the Centre and Raman Singh Government in the State. In a press statement issued by Gudsa Usendi, the spokesperson of Danda Karanya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) of the CPI (Maoist), the banned outfit has “congratulated” the South Regional Command (SRC) of the DKSZC for leading the attack on security forces near Kasalpara village of Sukma.
“Thousands of police, CRPF and STF( Special Task Force) personnel were carrying out attacks on many villages in south Danda Karanya ( Sukma district) since November. The forces were indulging in fake encounters of Tribals of Bastar, illegal arrests and detentions, forced surrenders of Tribal youths by threatening to slap false cases on them and atrocities on Tribal women,” claimed Gudsa Usendi. “To stop these attacks on the people of Danda Karanya, revolutionary public in association with the PLGA (People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army) fighters mounted a daring attack on the CRPF, killing 14 jawans and injuring 15 others,” he said and claimed that a large number of sophisticated weapons were snatched from the security personnel during the attack.
The Maoist spokesperson alleged that the Narenrdra Modi Government has sent 10 more battalions of paramilitary forces to Chhattisgarh and fast-tracked the Operation Green Hunt “in order to clear major projects of big corporate houses” after assuming office. “The December 1 attack in Kasalpara was people’s reply to the government’s expansionist policies to sell natural resources to big corporate houses and the resultant displacement of Tribals. It was an answer to the Operation Green Hunt. The people’s war against anti-people polices of the government will continue,” Gudsa Usendi warned. The Maoist spokesperson also claimed that the ” brave and a big attack ” on security forces in Kasalpara had “energized” the revolutionary masses, intellectuals and Maoist cadres.