Kolkata: Maoists on Sunday claimed
responsibility for the recent attacks at Narayanpur and
Dantewada districts of Chhattisgarh in which more than 20
police personnel were killed, and threatened to continue
similar attacks if the government does not stop `brutal
repression` of common people.
A statement, issued by the CPI (Maoist), Dandakaranya
Special Zonal Committee, claimed their activists ambushed a
police party near the Chhattisgarh Armed Force camp at
Jharaghati village in Narayanpur district on June nine in
which five persons were killed.
The next day, the statement claimed, a mine-proof vehicle
of the police in the Katekalyan area of Dantewada district was
ambushed in which 10 police personnel, including seven Special
Police Officers, were killed and three others injured.
``Two sophisticated weapons were taken away on June 9
and on the next day some weapons were also taken away," the
The statement went on to say that on May 19, Chinna
Venta, a C-60 commando squad commander was killed and on May
23 nine policemen, including an assistant superintendent of
police Rajesh Pawar, were killed in Raipur on the 44th
anniversary of Naxalbari uprising.
Warning the government to stop army deployment in
Bastar district, Gudsa Usendi, Spokesperson of Dandakaranya
Special Zonal Committee, said, ``Raman Singh`s fascist rule
and its brutal oppression are responsible for the recent
counter-attacks of PLGA.``
Alleging that the BJP government in Chhattishgrah is
deploying army in the name of Army Training School, the
statement said, ``We strongly oppose the deployment of Army in
Bastar region and will continue to resist the proposed
acquisition of 750 sq km land in the name of Army training