While security forces have made continuous inroads, the Central Committee of the CPI (Maoist) has repeatedly admitted in various reports and meetings that their base area has shrunk, fresh recruitment almost dried up, and desertions increased.
In the four-minute clip, Vikas calls on the intelligentsia and the media to demand a judicial inquiry into the encounter. “It is good for us operationally, (since) it has the potential to generate intelligence inputs,” the officer said.
Activist Soni Sori has said that if action is not taken against the “errant personnel” within eight days, she would sit on a hunger strike with family members of the deceased woman and other villagers.
Gopal Ramteke struggles to find a word that describes who they are, then finally says it aloud. “Sharanarthi”. Refugee. He and 1,700 other families who remain at a Salwa Judum camp in Cherpal are refugees of a war between the state and Maoists.
A press note issued by the Narayanpur police said they had information on presence of members of the Nelnar area committee, Nelnar Local Operation Squad and Jhara Local Operation Squad in the village, which comes under the Kukdajhor police station limits.