CPI (Maoist) Seeks To Reestablish It’s Presence In Telangana State

Warangal District, September 7, 2022: After lying low for the last few years, the CPI (Maoist) appear to be making their way into districts of Telangana state from the bordering states of Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.

Although there was no untoward incident involving cadres of the Maoist party in recent times, the police seem to be on high alert in Mulugu, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Bhadradri Kothagudem and Kumram Bheem Asifabad districts. Perhaps alerted by the intelligence inputs, the police bosses of these districts laid special focus on the Maoist movement in their region.

On Wednesday, the Mulugu police released posters featuring the photos of Maoists who have been moving in the district.

Bhupalpally Superintendent of Police J Surender Reddy says that at least 10 Maoists have infiltrated into the Telangana state region from the Maoist-infested Chhattisgarh. A few days ago, he also released posters of wanted Maoists, including leading cadres Bade Chokka Rao alias Damodar, Kankanala Raji Reddy alias Venkatesh and others. With the SP himself touring in the tribal hinterland, the seriousness of the situation can be understood.

Little more than a week ago, Kumram Bheem Asifabad district Superintendent of Police K Suresh Kumar also expressed concern over the movement of Maoists in his district. He said that a squad of anywhere between 10 and 15 Maoists have entered Asifabad district from the Maharashtra side after a gap of two years.

These reports suggest that the police were on high alert as the Maoists were trying to reestablish their presence in Telangana state and were working with an aim to strengthen their cadre by launching recruitment.

The police see the success of Maoists meeting during the Martyrs’ Week held at a secluded location in the Dandakaranya region in Chhattisgarh state, close to Wajedu mandal in Telangana, on August 3 as a cause of concern.

The massive gathering at the conclusion of Martyrs’ Week suggests that the CPI (Maoist) still commands considerable support from the Adivasi community.

Meanwhile, the speculation is rife that Maoist State Secretary Kankanala Raji Reddy has been entrusted with the responsibility of strengthening the party’s cadres in the Dandakaranya region.

Source : https://www.thehansindia.com/news/cities/warangal/cops-on-high-alert-as-maoists-sneak-into-ts-760845?infinitescroll=1