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Maoists threaten Jharkhand deputy chief minister April 9, 2007

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Apr 9, 2007, 11:00 GMT

Ranchi, April 9 (IANS) Maoist rebels have threatened Jharkhand Deputy Chief Minister Sudhir Mahto with dire consequences unless he stops his anti-Maoist speeches.

The letter by the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) reached Mahto Sunday.

It says: ‘Stop spreading wrong information about us otherwise you will face the music. Your aim and motive are clear to people. However, we feel it is right to challenge your statements and warn you against letting loose a barrage of lies cooked up on the diktats of corporate houses, native and foreign, and the landed gentry in order to cover the failures of your government.’

It goes on to say: ‘How can you justify the wealth amassed by the slain Lok Sabha MP Sunil Mahto. Sunil took birth in a poor family and became a millionaire.’

The Maoists also warned the minister to stop supporting village defence committees, or be ready to face the ire of the CPI-Maoist.

‘The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leaders have become dalals (middle men). You (JMM) claim to be a party for the common people which is a big lie and you are involved in making money and nothing else.’

The deputy chief minister retorted: ‘Only if anyone loves a person, should one write a letter.’

‘There is no question of initiating talks with Maoist rebels. If they are ready to join the mainstream of society then the government will respond in a positive way,’ said the JMM leader.

Meanwhile, village defence committee members held a meeting at Jamshedpur on Sunday to pay homage to slain JMM MP Sunil Mahto. They reiterated their stand to do ‘sendra’ (kill) Maoists. The meeting was held in spite of the threat by Maoist rebels

Naxalites threatened Jharkhand legislator April 7, 2007

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BJP J’khand legislator receives threat

Posted at Saturday, 07 April 2007 18:04 IST

Jamtara (Jharkhand), April 7: Suspected ultras have threatened Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Vishnu Bhayya of “dire consequences” if he came in their way, Sahara Samay sources said.

According to the sources, a poster pasted on the main entrance of the house of the Jamtara MLA read ‘Don’t oppose us or else you will face death”.

The poster, which did not mention any proscribed outfit, ended with the words ‘Lal Salaam’.

However, the MLA told media persons: “I am not scared of such threats. The people will protect their representative.”

The police was investigating into the matter, he said.

Jamtara is one of the six districts in Jharkhand where the Maoists are yet to establish a foothold.

Naxal Terrorism : Baguria Villagers threatened of dire consequences April 7, 2007

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Villages to give meet a miss

Jamshedpur, April 6: The assassination of JMM MP Sunil Mahto has apparently resulted into loss of faith in police, especially for the villagers of Baguria, who have decided to stay away from the meeting of Nagarik Suraksha Samiti (NSS), an anti-Naxalite outfit of villagers, against Maoists on Sunday.

The decision was taken by the villagers at a meeting held here last night. “There were a few villagers willing to take part in the meeting. But after the rebels pasted posters in the village on Wednesday warning villagers of dire consequences, no one is willing to come out in open and oppose the Maoists,” said a villager.

President of NSS Shankar Chandra Hembram said some villagers were not willing to take part in the meet fearing the rebels. Hembram, however, pointed out that the meeting would have a huge turnout as those supporting the rebels are few in number.

Meanwhile, Maoists have given a bandh call in East Singhbhum on April 15 to protest against the meeting called by the NSS at Baguria on Sunday.