RAIPUR: Terming the recent surrender of 26 Maoists as fake and alleging police atrocities, South Bastar Divisional Committee CPI (Maoists) has stated via pamphlets that Bastar police was framing wrong information of death of naxal leader Papa Rao due to snake bite. Pamphlets were found strewn at roads in Sukma district on Tuesday. Addressing the public, Maoists said that police have been making tall claims of large number of rebels surrendered in past three months and have got hold of 26 common men from weekly market at Pollampalli market to label them as hardcore Maoists before public.
“Many other fake encounters were also propagated by police claiming to have killed a rebel with reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head, who was actually a farmer at Adlempalli. Moreover, there’s no truth in security forces’ claim on death of Papa Rao or that our party was going weak,” reads the note.
It further mentions that those fighting strongly against the system and atrocities of police were being forced to weaken by police through fake surrenders. Maoists further allege that forces, on the pretext of search operations, visit villages and have raped and assaulted women and girls in the past. Mentioning the recent encounter – on December 8 at forests of Tetemadgu, Maoists said that the police had also made false claims of killing 20 rebels who were transported on tractors to remote villages for cremation. Soon after finding pamphlets from several parts in Sukma district, police and security forces have become more vigilant and have launched combing operations in the region.