Kishenji cremated, Red ultras call for Bharat bandh

Karimnagar (AP): Outlawed CPI (Maoist) party today called for a two-day Bharat bandh on December 4-5 in protest of the encounter of top naxal leader Malojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji who was cremated at his native near here.

Alleging that Kishenji was murdered in a fake encounter, Abhay, the spokesperson of the Moaist Central Committee released a letter which was read out by the revolutionary writer and Maoist sympathiser Varavara Rao at Peddapally, native of Kishenji.

Kishanji was killed in a gunfight with security forces at Burisole jungle in West Midnapore district of West Bengal on November 24.

The top cadre was cremated at his native Peddapalli, about 35 km from here. His elder brother Anjaneyulu lit the funeral pyre.

Earlier many villagers, political leaders, including ballad Singer Gaddar, Civil Liberties Committee leaders Varavara Rao, Kalyan Rao, Telangana Rashtra Samithi MLAs Etela Rajender, Koppula Eeshwar, MLC N Laxman Rao to name a few participated in the funeral procession.

Kishenji`s body was brought to Peddapalli from Kolkata in wee hours today and is kept at his residence after the local police denied permission to his family members to keep the body for public viewing at Junior College ground.