WARANGAL: CPI Maoist party Khammam, Karimnagar and Warangal (KKW) secretary Damodar has warned the Telangana government of payback for the September 15 encounter in which two Maoists, Shruti and Vidyasagar Reddy, were killed by the police in Warangal. He also called for a bandh on September 28 in the three districts in protest against the encounter. In a press release issued here on Friday, Damodar said that top police officials and ministers were aware of Shruti and Vidyasagar Reddy’s arrests at Moddugutta forest area of Govindaraopet mandal in the district before the duo were killed in cold blood. He alleged that the police tortured Shruti and added that acid was poured on her body to erase any evidence of torture and molestation. He also accused the Telangana government of protecting sand, forest and granite mafia and working against the interests of the poor. “Maoists will not allow smugglers in forests,” he said.
Meanwhile, Naxal sympathiser Varavara Rao called on rights activists to take part in the ‘Chalo Assembly’ rally on September 30 in Hyderabad. He said that the state government should take responsibility for the fake encounter in Warangal. He added that chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who had once praised Maoists as true patriots, has now gone back on the promises he made while campaigning for the elections. “The CM was fully aware of every detail leading to the Warangal encounter. He is protecting the mafia who are robbing the state’s resources and such people are financing government leaders,” he said.