The mother of slain Maoist leader Kishenji has written to the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court expressing her apprehension that her son has been killed in a “fake encounter” and praying for a judicial inquiry into the incident.
“The letter has been sent to the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court and a copy has been sent to the Supreme Court. We hope that human rights lawyers here will take up the matter further,” Varavara Rao, revolutionary poet who was a personal fried of Kishenji told The Hindu on Friday.
The three-page document has been sent by Kishenji's mother Mallojula Madhuramma, an 85-year-old cancer patient. Kishenji's niece, Deepa, has come to West Bengal to receive the body.
Last year, the mother of CPI (Maoist) Polit Bureau member Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad, who was also killed in an encounter filed a petition in the Andhra Pradesh High Court. The Court had directed the police to conduct the post mortem at the government hospital at Mancherial in Adilabad district and to show her the body.
Meanwhile, Mr. Varavara Rao said that Kishenji's death had signalled that the Trinamool Congress led government was not serious about the dialogue process and urged the interlocutors to step down.
Mr. Rao lashed out at the West Bengal Government and the Centre claiming, “on the one hand you are offering talks and on the other hand you are killing the man who had offered talks long ago.”
“Ganapathy has offered talks, Azad has offered talks and Kishenji has offered talks. They only wanted that a congenial atmosphere be created,” Mr. Rao said emphasising that the Maoists had asked for “a simultaneous ceasefire,” but the outfit's West Bengal unit had even offered a unilateral ceasefire, which was violated by the State.
“What is the development that the Left Front and the Trinamool Congress has given to the Jangalmahal region? Have they given jal, jangal jamin (water, forests and land) to the people? They have only given 5,000 acres of land to the Jindals,” he alleged.