Maoist posters threatening to kill TMC leaders found in Junglemahal
Maoist posters threatening to kill Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders and demanding removal of the police camps were found in different parts of Junglemahal on Sunday morning.
It led to panic in the area and the police are taking necessary measures to restrict recurrence of the Maoist activities.
On Sunday morning, local residents found posters in the areas including Shimulpasha, Chorachita and Jhargram. Police reached to all the spots soon after they came to know about the posters and found a huge gathering. People were found reading the posters in which they mentioned names of some Trinamool Congress leaders from the area and threatened to kill them, sources said.
The police immediately removed the posters and informed the development to the senior police officers. It is learnt that besides giving threat to the Trinamool Congress leaders, the Maoists have also demanded removal of the police camps from Junglemahal area.
The police camps at different points were set up in Junglemahal when the Maoist activities were at its peak in those areas.
Central Force jawans were also deployed at these camps. Usual patrolling by the jawans still takes place in some parts of Junglemahal and it resulted to peace leaving behind the days of violence.
Killing of people by the Maoists had been a regular affair in Junglemahal. Peace had been restored after the change of guard in the state and residents of the areas have witnessed a huge development in the past four-and-a-half years.
But this is the third time in the past four months when Maoist posters were found in Junglemahal. Such posters were found in the same area a day ahead of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s visit to Salboni on February 10.
A few weeks ago, CRPF jawans found Maoist posters at Changsol area in Salboni while carrying out frisking operations. It was learnt that name of the slain Maoist leader Kishenji was written on the posters and it was claimed in the posters that he was killed in an encounter. A landmine was recovered from Berabaghghora forest at Chandra and at Organda area in Belpahari on the two consecutive days.
Following the repeated incidents of putting up of Maoist posters, security arrangement in the area has been beefed up and directions were given to officers posted in the bordering areas with Jharkhand to keep a track whether there is any movement or any Maoist activities in the area.
Police camps at different points were set up in Junglemahal when the Maoist activities were at its peak in those areas
Central Force jawans were also deployed at these camps
This was the third time in the past four months when Maoist posters were found in Junglemahal
A few weeks ago, CRPF jawans found Maoist posters at Changsol area in Salboni while carrying out frisking operations