Abducted CPI(M) Leader Released

Comrade Ananda Masi Horo, the popular tribal leader and two time zila parishad member in Sundargarh district, Orissa, who was abducted by Maoists on January 23 was found alive in an unconscious state by local people. The earlier report given by the police that he had been killed was erroneous. However the Maoist depredations in the area continue. Their armed gangs this morning have kidnapped another tribal leader working in the CITU affiliated mine workers union threatening the workers to leave the union.

Killing of CPI(M) Leader in Orissa

The killing of Comrade Ananda Masihoro and the violence against the poor tribals in the are by the Maoists once again shows the bankrupt politics of the Maoists who target CPI(M) leaders who are fighting against exploitation of the poor. The CPI(M) expresses its condolences to the bereaved family. It demands that the Central Government deploy adequate security forces in the border areas of the affected states in coordination with the state Governments.

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