The banned CPI (Maoist) has called for bandh in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra on November 3 to protest against the Malkangiri encounter in which 30 Maoists were killed.
Protesting against the recent Malkangiri encounter, which the joint team of Andhra Pradesh’s elite anti-Maoist force Greyhound and Odisha police carried out eliminating 30 Left wing extremists including several senior leaders, the banned CPI (Maoist) has called for bandh in five states on November 3.
In a statement issued by Maoist’s Central Committee, Pratap, a self-styled spokesperson, has given the bandh call in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.
RED REBELS SUFFERED DAMAGE IN ENCOUNTER
In the statement, Pratap confirmed that the red rebels had suffered huge damage after the massive encounter in the deep forests of the Andhra-Odisha border.
The banned organisation also alleged that PM Modi led-central government, along with Odisha and Andhra Pradesh governments, were favouring Bauxite mining in the tribal area against the will of the locals.
CPI-M SECRETARY RELEASED AUDIO TAPE
Yesterday, CPI (Maoist) East Division Committee secretary Kailash had released an audio tape holding the Chief Ministers of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh responsible for the encounter.
The early Monday morning encounter completely wiped out the top Maoist leadership in the strategically-important Andhra-Odisha Special Zonal Committee of the banned organisation.
The joint operation carried out by the Andhra Pradesh’s elite anti-Maoist force Greyhound and Odisha Police killed 30 Maoists, including east division secretary Appa Rao alias Chalapathi, his wife and Maoist leader Aruna, the military head of the AOB zone, Gajarala Ashok alias Uday, the son of central committee member Ramakrishna alias RK identified as Munna.