Maoists threaten Koraput villagers to refrain from panchayat poll

Koraput: Days after Maoist posters asking villagers of Malkangiri district to refrain from panchayat polls were found, incident of same kind was also reported from Koraput district on Friday.

Some posters of the ultra outfit were found near Machakunda-Lamataput Kuja Amba chhak and Anaka Deli panchayat office asking the villagers to not apply for candidature and cast vote in the ensuing panchayat polls.

The red rebels have also warned the tribals that if anybody casts their vote in the three-tier panchayat poll then action will be taken against them in people’s court.

Meanwhile, Maoists have again threatened the locals of tribal dominated Malkangiri district not to participate in the poll.

A letter written by CPI (M) secretary Rukdhara asking people to desist from panchayat poll is in possession of media.

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The CPI (M) has asked the people to stay away from the polls citing that there are lots of problems in the cut-off areas which are yet to be resolved.