Friday, November 25, 2011

Kishanji was tortured and brutally killed says Communist Party Of India (Maoist)

Report is from Times of India

NEW DELHI/JHARGRAM: The Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) alleged on Friday that its leader Kishanji was "tortured and brutally killed" after his arrest in West Bengal.

"This murder looks much similar to that of (CPI-Maoist spokesman) Azad's in July 2010 when he was brutally tortured and killed while he was dealing with the union government through (an) interlocutor," it said.

"In these circumstances, the story of a fierce gun battle in Burishol forest of West Midnapore district comes out to be a concocted one," the party said in a statement.

Kishanji, the number three in the CPI-Maoist, was killed in an alleged gunbattle with security forces on Thursday.

In a joint statement, B.D. Sharma, former National Commissioner for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe, and G.N. Saibaba of the Revolutionary Democratic Front, demanded a judicial probe into Kishenji's death.

They also sought the registration of murder charges against the police personnel who claimed to have killed Kishenji.

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