Yechury flags Raman Singh on Bastar police's 'false' complaint
New Delhi, May 31: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Tuesday sought immediate intervention of Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh in connection with the complaint filed by Bastar police against a party delegation that visited the Maoist-hit areas.
“The local police produced a fake complaint in the me of villagers claiming that the delegation instigated the villagers and asked them to support the Maoists. So much so that the district collector of Bastar, Amit Kataria, posted the so-called complaint of villagers on his Facebook page without verification,” CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury wrote in a letter to the chief minister. A delegation comprising CPI-M Chattisgarh State Committee secretary Sanjay Parate, Vineet Tiwari of Joshi-Adhikari Institute, Archa Prasad of the All-India Democratic Women’s Association and ndini Sundar of Delhi University visited Bastar between May 12 and 16, Yechury said.
“I need not to remind you that we as a registered and recognised tiol political party have both constitutiol and legal right to visit any part of the country which includes the state of Chattisgarh to interact with the people in order to understand their problems and also to organise them to raise their demands. This delegation visited ma Kamakoleng and some other villages where people are living through the conflict between the state and Maoists. People complained of harassment both by police and Maoists and told about their problems and miseries,” Yechury wrote in his letter. The CPI-M general secretary said the police “later” produced a “fake complaint” in the me of villagers, claiming that the delegation instigated the villagers and asked them to support the Maoists. (IANS)