The Communist Party of India (Maoist) Central Committee has warned that Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, the Intelligence Bureau and the Special Intelligence Bureau of Andhra Pradesh will have to pay heavy price for the “brutal and cold-blooded killing” of its leader Rajkumar alias Azad.

In a statement issued in the name of top leader Ramakrishna, the Central Committee asserted that it would overcome the tragedy and would certainly avenge the killing of ‘our beloved comrade'. Recalling the contributions of Azad, the statement said ever since he joined the revolutionary movement in the mid 1970s and became the whole timer in 1980s, Azad worked steadfastly to serve the toiling masses and to spread revolutionary message across the country. His activity spread over three decades could not be explained in a single statement, “it needs volumes.” But, it would be suffice to say that through his consistent and efficient work, Azad became the mind and soul of Indian revolution.

Azad guided the party during the talks with the Andhra Pradesh government and clarified the party's view on a number of issues as its spokesperson, the statement said.

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