Staff Reporter

Call bandh against killings on March 31

KHAMMAM: The CPI (Maoist) leadership on Wednesday disowned the “poisoning theory” as well as the call for observing bandh in the day in connection with the killing of the 17 Maoists by the police in Kanchala – Darepalli forests in Pamedu police station limits of Chhattisgarh on March 18.

In a statement issued at Charla in Khammam district, Kosa, secretary, Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee and Chandranna Secretary (Telangana Special Zonal Committee) said that the party had called for observing bandh on March 31 in protest against the killings.

The party had nothing to do with the call for bandh on March 26.

‘Handiwork of police’

They said that the statement issued in the name of the party central committee member Janardhan attributing the killing of the 17 Maoists to poisoning was the handiwork of the police. It was aimed at creating confusion in the minds of the people.

This was part of the intensive conflict sponsored by the unified command of the state and central governments. They called it as a disinformation campaign.