Kothagudem: Superintendent of Police (SP) Sunil Dutt said on Wednesday that the CPI (Maoist) Party Telangana State Committee Secretary, Yapa Narayana alias Haribhushan, died of cardiac arrest on Monday (June 21).
Speaking to media persons here, the SP said they had credible information about Haribhushan (50) being sick for the past few days as he was infected with Coronavirus. The police had already revealed that several Maoist leaders had tested positive for Covid-19.
The police also got information that Maoist leaders Kookati Venkanna, Sharada, Sonu, Vinod, Nandu, Iduma, Deve, Mula Devender Reddy, Damodar and Bhadru, were suffering from Covid and other health problems, Dutt noted.
With the death of Haribhushan, it has become clear that the top leaders and members of the Maoist party were infected with Coronavirus. But Maoist Central Committee leaders Nambala Keshava Rao alias Basavaraju and Mallojula Venugopal Rao alias Abhay had released statements claiming that no one in Maoist party was infected with Coronavirus, the SP said.
Maoist party’s top leadership should take responsibility for the death of Haribhushan , Nandu, Soubrai and other leaders. The Maoist party leaders and members who were infected with Coronavirus were losing their lives as they were unable to get proper treatment, Dutt pointed out.
Maoist top leadership was committing human rights violations by preventing the party leaders and members who were keen on leaving the party. With Haribhushan’s death, the Maoists have lost their presence in Telangana, he said.
“We appeal to the Maoists who are suffering from Covid to surrender to the police and seek better treatment. Police department will take responsibility to extend all possible help from the government to surrendered naxals,” the SP added.
Additional SP V Tirupathi and others were present.
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