In an audio tape circulated to a few media houses by the East Division of CPI (Maoist), Kailasam, a leader from the division has claimed that the Superintendent of Police (Visakhapatnam) Koya Praveen is helping the companies who intent to undertake bauxite mining in the Agency areas of the district by trying to suppress the people’s movement. The tape has claimed that the SP is trying to blame the Maoists for instigating the adivasis in taking up a movement against the bauxite mining in the Agency areas of Visakhapatnam district.
But in reality, it was a people’s movement as bauxite mining in the pristine Agency areas will spell doom for the adivasis who have been inhabiting the region since generations. Kailasam has claimed that the SP is trying to gain control over the region by intimidating innocent adivasis in the name of area domination exercise, by employing the central paramilitary forces. The East Division leader alleged that Mr. Koya Praveen’s claim that the recent bandh called by the Maoist in the Agency areas, protesting the bauxite mining, was a big flop was a false declaration. “Running buses under armed escort cannot be justified as a success measure against the bandh call,” he has asserted in the audio tape. He also contended that the police was falsely blaming the Maoists for supporting the adivasis in ganja cultivation and trade in the interior parts of the Agency areas.