A heavily armed group of Maoists on Thursday killed a former intelligence unit chief of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) who had surrendered before police in 2012.
Shivaji Korsa was working as a “Gopaniya Sainik” (Secret agent) for Chhattisgarh police and was shot in his head from a close range by the Maoists. They also slit his throat, police sources said.
The incident took place near village Kottapal, a few kilometers away from Bijapur district headquarters where Mr.Korsa and his friends had gathered for a new year party.
“Shivaji Korsa was a big cadre of the CPI (Maoist) in West Bastar division before surrendering which is why he was killed so gruesomely, “ said a police officer wishing anonymity.
The Maoist action came after police arrested 44 people from different parts of Bijapur district for Maoist related offences in last two days.
The killing of Shiviaji Korsa has put a question mark on the safety and security of surrendered Maoists in Bastar region of the state.
The state had witnessed a spate of Maoists surrenders last year especially after the appointment of controversial officer Mr.SRP Kalluri as the Inspector General (IG) of Police, Bastar range in June
According to police claims, over 400 Maoists surrendered in the 2014 in Chhattisgarh.
Mr. Kalluri did not respond to the calls from The Hindu for his reaction on the security of surrendered Maoists.