Maoists fox police, organise meetings

Malkangiri/Narayanpatna: Security has been tightened up and combing operations have been intensified. These were the tutored words of the top police officials in the wake of Peoples` Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) week observations by the Maoists. But the ultras were at least one step ahead of the security personnel. For, hundreds of tribal Maoist supporters and sympathisers giving the security persons a big slip organised a huge melee inside the forests on Malkangiri-Chhatisgarh border. Not just supporters, over 50 hardcore naxalites attended the melee which continued for hours.

The Maoist leaders present at the melee openly briefed the tribals about the aims and objectives of the CPI(Maoist) and how the objectives could only be fulfilled through violence. The cadres urged the tribals to join the PLGA in large numbers. Throwing open challenges to the security personnel, the ultras first organised the melee at Kadipatta under Kalimela police limits and then moved on to a place inside the forests in Narayanpatna.

The Maoists and the supporters observed two minutes silence in respect of top Maoist leader Kishenji who was killed in an encounter by the West Bengal police.The Narayanpatna meeting continued for over four hours where the Maoists even organised song and dance programs.

From the Malkangiri-Chhatisgarh border to Munnimput under the Chitrakonda area bordering Andhra Pradesh. The scene was same. Over 30 Maoist cadres and hundreds of tribals gathered at a camp and conducted meetings. Top Maoist leader Ganesh briefed the gathering about the ideology of the CPI(Maoist) organisation. Ganesh reiterated that the government had failed to fulfill any of the major demands raised during the abduction of IAS official Veneeyl Krishna.

Similarly, on the last day of the observation of PLGA week the Maoiosts dug up several roads and felled trees to create trouble for vehicullar movement. The ultras have left large number of posters at several places. For the last days Bandhugaon remained cut off from Rayagada and Andhra.