Raipur: A senior leader of Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) highly active in Bastar's Bijapur region having a bounty of Rs 8 lakh on his head, was arrested by Telangana Police, a police official said.
Sobroi alias Gaddam Madhukar was apprehended by Telangana Police on Wednesday in Warangal on Peddammagadda Cross Road close to Mulugu Road while he was travelling in a vehicle from South Bijapur to Warangal for CoVID 19 treatment.
Madhukar is a Communication Chief of CPI Maoist in Bijapur and enlisted in the wanted list of Bastar police, the officer said.
Several cases against him were pending in the police stations of Bastar division, he added.
Meanwhile, a press release issued by Bastar police mentioned that a senior Maoist leader of DKZSC, suffering from Covid 19, was arrested on the special inputs shared by the informers.
Before this arrest, a few days back Telangana police also arrested a group of armed Maoist returning from Covid treatment from Warangal Hospital.
On the interrogation, Madhukar revealed the names of several Maoists suffering from Covid 19, Bastar (range) IG Sundarraj P told FPJ over phone.
But the CPI (Maoist) is not allowing them to go outside for better treatment. Only the senior cadres in exceptional cases are allowed to go outside for getting better treatment, only after their health condition becomes worse.
These days several Maoists mobilized villagers in the Silger and spread infection in the innocent tribal villagers, the IG said. 125 villagers in the nearby area of Silger are Covid positive.
The above incidents illustrate that the CPI (Maoist) is violating basic Human Rights of the cadres and behaving inhumanly by not allowing the ailing cadres to go outside for better treatment. Senior Maoist leadership has adopted double standards in treatment of their cadres for Covid infected cadres.
For their own vested interests, Maoists are playing with the lives of thousands of villagers in the interior areas by violating the Covid protocol, the IG added.
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