In a letter intercepted by the police, CPI (Maoist) Central Committee spokesperson Abhay has admitted that about 100 Maoists were killed in a year. The letter, written in Gondi language for the ground-level militia members, was issued on the occasion of the 11th anniversary of the outfit in September.
“This is a very big loss to the movement,” Abhay said in the letter, which was recovered recently from an encounter spot at Chichoda in Gadchiroli.
The letter also referred to the arrest of Delhi University professor GN Saibaba and Delhi student Hem Mishra in the context of the “ looter government’s bid to suppress revolution.”
“The Government of India is trying to suppress revolution by saying that our party, leadership and revolutionary agitation is gaining in strength,” Abhay wrote, adding: “In 2014, Maharashtra police arrested revolutionary comrade and RDF leader G N Saibaba, who is 90 per cent disabled and yet was incarcerated in jail for 14 months without bail. He was finally granted bail on health ground. Delhi University student Hem Mishra arrested in 2013 has been in jail without bail.”
The letter predates Mishra’s release, who was granted bail earlier this month.
Abhay also referred to arrests of K Muralidharan and his courier (Cherukapalli Ismail) at Pune in May this year, and that of Pravin Tanna, his wife Saina and three others as a very big loss to the party.
“The revolutionary agitation in the tri-junction area (Karnataka-Tamil Nadu-Kerala) in the Western Ghats has also suffered a very big loss…The Ninth Congress of the party has decided to concentrate on attacking the enemy in Bihar and Jharkhand where the party cadres have suffered maximum damage,” Abhay said. The letter also hinted at preparing the hilly terrain of Odisha as an alternative base to the present headquarters of Abujmad.