Kishenji encounter genuine: Home Secy
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Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2011, 21:39
New Delhi: The Centre on Monday strongly refuted reports that top Maoist leader Kishenji was killed in a fake encounter, saying the gun-battle involving him was genuine.

"Kishenji encounter was not fake. We have the reports. The encounter was genuine," Union Home Secretary R K Singh told reporters here.

Maoists sympathisers, family members and a few social organisations have questioned the way Kishneji was killed by the security forces and alleged that he was killed in a "fake encounter".

A joint team of CRPF and West Bengal Police killed Kishenji alias Mollajulla Koteswar Rao in a fierce gunbattle in a forest in West Bengals' West Midnapore district on November 24.


First Published: Monday, November 28, 2011, 21:39

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