Cherla (Kothagudem): Pamphlets by CPI(Maoist) appeared at R Kothagudem village and surroundings in Cherla mandal of Kothagudem district on Saturday.
The Maoists alleged that CPI(Maoist) Manugur area committee member Jadi Veeraswamy alias Raghu and CPI(ML) New Democracy State committee member Linganna were arrested by police and killed in fake encounters.
They appealed to the public to condemn the fake encounters and chase away police coming into forests for combing operations. The governments were trying to chase away Adivasis from the forests to exploit mineral wealth, they said.
Since Maoists were standing by Adivasis, the governments want to eliminate them. People should take up armed fight to protect forests, lands, honour and gain power. If the fake encounters were not stopped the leaders of TRS and BJP would be punished by public, the Maoists warned.
Dy Sarpanch killed in Chhattisgarh
In another development in neighbouring Chhattisgarh, Maoists killed a Deputy Sarpanch in Dantewada district during a raid at Chhote Gudara Chalakipara village under Kuvakonda police station limits on Friday.
It was said that around 20 naxals raided the village and killed the Deputy Sarpanch Lakhma Mandivi branding him as a police informer. Following the incident, police rushed to the village on Saturday and carried out search operations, said sources.