Maoists issue ‘death warrant’ against security forces, informers

Balaghat (Madhya Pradesh), June 2 (IANS) Police in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat have recovered Maoist posters with “death warrants” issued against the names of security forces and police informers in Maoist-affected areas, the police said on Thursday.

Balaghat Police Chief Gaurav Tiwari told IANS that on Wednesday that some officers found such posters in Lal Ghati area under the Roopjhar police jurisdiction.

These posters also held out dire warnings for police informers.

Tiwari said security forces were continuing with their anti-Maoist campaign in the jungle.

According to official sources, the posters were a retaliatory move by Maoists against the security forces’ armed action.

The Maoists have threatened to kill whosoever was involved in the security forces’ operation.

It is learnt that recently Maoists killed a youth on suspicion of being a police informer.

In similar incidents, Maoists also set a truck on fire. In another incident, the police were involved in a shootout with Maoists and later recovered firearms, items of daily use and Maoist literature from the encounter spot.

–IANS

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