Maoist pamphlet warns Ministers, oil company
The Viplava Karmika Samkhya (VPS) of the CPI (Maoist) has sent a pamphlet to a newspaper office in Nalgonda warning the management of Oil Country Tubular Limited (OCTL) located at Narketpally, Ministers T. Harish Rao and Nayani Narasimha Reddy and Nakrekal MLA Vemula Veeresham on the issue of “removing about 500 employees from the company”. Signed by VPS Secretary Azad, the two-page pamphlet alleged that the TRS government had colluded with management of the OCTL.
According to the pamphlet, the management had been exploiting the workers for e 30 years without following basic labour laws such as payment of minimum wages and holidays. The VPS alleged the OCTL had not even allowed the workers to form trade unions in the industry. About 25 officers working in six departments, belonging to high castes, were harassing the workers, the pamphlet said. When some workers had formed a trade union, the management had removed about 500 workers from the duties nine months ago, the pamphlet said. These workers had staged protest a number of times during these nine months and also met the Nakrekal MLA, the Irrigation Minister and the Home Minister, but they had refused to intervene in the matter, it said.
The pamphlet warned Executive Chairman of OCTL Kamineni Suryanarayana and manager Venubabu saying that they would get the punishment of what the exploiters of workers had been given in the past. The VPS asked the newspaper to highlight “secret understanding of the TRS with industrialists from Andhra”. The pamphlet asked the management and the TRS leaders to be prepared to face the punishment in public court. The VPS called upon people to respond on the injustice done to poor workers. ‘The management had been exploiting workers for 30 years without following basic labour laws such as payment of minimum wages and holidays’
Maoists kill ‘informer’ in Jamui district
Munger: Maoists beheaded a police informer near the upgraded middle school in village Charaiyan under Charkapathar police station area of Sono block on the Sono-Khaira road in Jamui district on Wednesday. Handwritten posters with the message, ‘Saar kalam kar diya gaya. Jan adalat ka yahi faisla hai police ki mukhbiri karne ke liye’ (has been beheaded. The jan adalat took this decision for a police informer), were strewn around the body. Police said the man, in his 30s and in half pant and vest, was beheaded with a sharp-edged weapon.
But the police could not identify the body till evening. The crime was committed to create terror in the area dominated by Naxalites. Jamui SP Jayant Kant said the deceased was an active member of the Maoist group. He was punished for bungling some amount collected by him, according to reliable information available with the police. The SP said the Maoists were concealing the fact and playing blame game against the police by throwing posters around the body which was sent to sadar hospital, Jamui, for postmortem.