Kishenji baton passes on to Sabyasachi
The meeting also passed the resolution that Sabyasachi could take operational decisions on his own and need not seek consult Akash for any strategic decision. Sources also said that the cadres operating in Junglemahal have been apprised of the crucial decisions of the Central Committee.
Sabyasachi Panda alias Sunil, who tops the most wanted list in Odisha is known as a master strategist and has been involved in many a sensational naxal operation in the state. He was involved in the Nayagarh armoury loot incident, in the killing of Swami Laxamananda and also the attack on G Udayagiri jail and police station.
He was one of the founders of the Kui Lawang Samaj and was instrumental behind the spread of naxal network in the state, mostly in southern Odisha. His wife Milli Panda at present is lodged in the Gunpur jail.
The Maoist organisation has become considerably weaker in the Junglemahal after the killing of Kishenji while Akash hardly has the confidence of the Central Committe members. The Central Committe hence has decided to put Sabyasachi Panda in the commander`s seat. The intelligence wing of the police establishment however were not prepared to buy the report of Sabyasachi`s appointment.