Maoists warn Malkangiri villagers to abstain from panchayat polls

Malkangiri: Days after red rebels abducted five poll officials in the cut-off areas of Chitrakonda in the district, the CPI (Maoist) Malkangiri Divisional Committee has again threatened the tribals to refrain from the panchayat polls.

The Maoists through posters have warned the tribals not to apply for candidature and cast vote in the ensuing Panchayat polls.

According to sources, these posters were found from Chitrakonda area to under constructed Gurupriya bridge asking locals to refrain from panchayat polls in the tribal dominated Malkangiri district.

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The ultras warned the tribals that if anybody contests for Sarpanch, Panchayat Samiti member, Ward member and Zilla Parishad member, they would be sentenced to death. Besides, people who would go to cast vote, will also be given punishment, the posters stated.