December 9, 2022

Several different Maoists are additionally reported to be contaminated with Covid, the police stated. (Representational)


A senior Maoist chief, who was dealing with actions of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) alongside the Chhattisgarh-Telangana border and carrying a reward of Rs 40 lakh for seize, died on account of COVID-19, the Chhattisgarh police stated immediately.

According to a senior official, the police confirmed inputs that Haribhushan, a Central Committee member and Secretary of the North Telangana State Special Zonal Committee of Maoists, died on June 21. However, Maoists are but to substantiate his loss of life.

“We had received information from certain quarters that a few senior Maoist cadres, including Haribhushan, were seriously ill after getting infected with coronavirus,” Inspector General of Police (Bastar vary) Sundarraj P stated.

Haribhushan died on Monday because of the an infection close to Minaguram-Bhattigudam-Jabagatta jungles alongside the Bijapur-Sukma inter-district border, he stated, quoting dependable sources.

The Maoist chief, 52, was recognized by the identify “Lakmu Dada” in Usur-Poojarikanker-Pamed space alongside the Chhattisgarh-Telangana border and was concerned in additional than 22 Maoist incidents in south Chhattisgarh, the official stated.

A local of Medagudam village of Mahabubnagar in Telangana, he carried a reward of over Rs 40 lakh for seize, the official stated, terming his loss of life as an enormous blow to Maoists.

However, the police in Telangana’s (*40*)-Kothagudem district, quoting data acquired by them, stated Haribhushan died of a coronary heart assault after testing constructive for COVID-19.

The police, in a launch, claimed his loss of life was a serious blow to the CPI (Maoist)’s actions in Telangana.

Top CPI (Maoist) leaders need to take accountability for the deaths of Haribhushan and different leaders, together with Nandu and Sobrai, which occurred on account of unavailability of correct remedy, the discharge stated.

The Maoist management is violating human rights by not permitting any of their cadres who wish to depart the organisation to take action, the Telangana police stated.

Meanwhile, IG Sundarraj claimed that the COVID-19 state of affairs in Maoist camps in south Bastar is reported to be very alarming.

Over 16 senior and middle-rung cadres, together with Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) members Ganga and Sobhroi, have died because of the an infection within the final couple of months, the IPS officer stated.

Several different Maoists are additionally reported to be contaminated with coronavirus, he stated.

The DKSZC handles Maoist actions within the Bastar area that includes seven districts of Chhattisgarh.

Citing unfold of the an infection amongst Maoist leaders, the IG appealed to native villagers to maintain themselves away from them. Sundarraj additionally appealed to ailing Maoists to give up earlier than the Chhattisgarh authorities to avail higher medical amenities.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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