Maoist leader Daya asks questions on police action

Bhubaneswar: Top Maoist leader and member of the Andhra-Odisha-Border Special Zonal Committe member Daya in a letter written in Odia and Telugu languages has sought to know answers on nine questions from twelve politicians including chief minister Naveen Patnaik, two Lok Sabha members from undivided Koraput district Jayaram Pangi and Pradip Majhi, five MLAs from undivided Koraput district, Zilla Parishad President of Nawarangpur, Congress leader Tara Prasad Bahinipati and Kaushalya Hikaka, wife of abducted Laxmipur MLA Jhina Hikaka in the wake of the kidnapping of the tribal MLA.

The Maoist leader has sought satisfactory answers on nine incidents related to anti-naxal operations by the security personnel and alleged fake encounters and police atrocities in lieu of safe release of the abducted MLA held hostage since March 24. The first question related to killings of Kadraka Singana and Nachika Andhru during police action against demonstrators opposing combing operations in front of Narayanpatna police station on November 20, 2009. The second question was about the alleged killing of Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh leader Saheb from village Paluru by the security personnel from Dhaiguda anti-naxal camp. The third one was about illegal detention and killings of Tadingi Ganglu from village Siriguda and Sirikaratna from village Bagam inside the jail. In the fourth question the Maoist leader wanted to why Nkeduka Sikanna was killed in an encounter why the police said that Sikanna died in an accident? The fifth was about the encounter of Katuku from village Metingi.

The sixth and seventh queries were respectively about the killing of Sanuku in a fake encounter who Daya alleged was nabbed by the combing parties along with comrade Jyoti and the killing of Hareka Narayan from village Kanjiwalasa. In the eighth question Daya asked to know why members of the peace committee gang-raped tribal woman Rupuni from village Dumusiri. Similarly, Daya raised the alleged gang-rape of another woman named Tila from village Taladeka by members of a combing party.

The other demands raised to free Laxmipur MLA Jhina Hikaka were immediate withdrawal of `Operation Green Hunt` and release of political prisoners lodged in jails in Koraput and Malkangiri districts.