Maoists torture and kill two cops at public court

CPI-Maoist killed two Chhattisgarh home guards at a jan adalat people`s court for defying their diktat.

Updated: Feb 26, 2012, 13:20 PM IST

Raipur: The outlawed group Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) killed two Chhattisgarh home guards at a `jan adalat` people`s court in an undisclosed forested pocket in restive Bastar region for defying their diktat, a police official said on Sunday.

The bodies of Moriyam Mangu and Anand Jasba, who were in their 20s -- were found Saturday on a roadside in a jungle pocket in Cherpal area under Bijapur district, some 450 km south of state capital Raipur. The two persons were missing since Jan 31.

Officials here at police headquarters confirmed that a few leaflets were also found along with the dumped dead bodies, in which the Maoists said the cops were killed at a `jan adalat` on charges of teaming up with authorities for anti-Maoist drives and also committing offences against the public.

In one of the leaflets, the guerrillas have asked youths of the 40,000 sq km conflict zone of Bastar region to stay away from joining the police force.

The injury marks on the bodies suggested that the two men were tortured at the `jan adalat` before they were killed. The Maoists did not mention the date and the area where the `jan adalat` was held to execute the two home guards.

Bijapur is among the seven districts that form mineral-rich Bastar region where Maoists hold sway in interiors since late 1980s.