Naxals paste handbill at Kigga

Naxals paste handbill at Kigga

DIG, SP rush to spot, meet students, villagers

A group of eight naxalites have reportedly pasted a handbill and a banner near Hrishyashringeshwara temple at Kigga in Sringeri on Friday morning, thereby showing that naxal activities are still on in the region.

The activities of the naxalites, which had subsided a bit recently has again gained momentum spreading fear among the people. Surprisingly, the naxalites have dared to paste the handbill at a location, which is very close to the ANF camp. They have put up a banner and pasted a handbill on an electric pole near the temple.

The banner calls up on people to fight against Kudremukh National Park, Reserved Forest, Biological Park, Tiger Project and various other anti-people projects. It speaks of waging war against eviction of poor families from their land to make way for various so called developmental projects in the region.

The banner also talks of land ‘patta’, title deeds, hanging bridge, electricity connection, road development, ration card distribution, ban on liquor, need of a doctor visiting the villages at least once a week and various other issues, which need to be dealt immediately at the rural level.

The handbill says that the week long NSS camp going on at JCBM College will not be of any use to the students.

The handbill issued by ‘Praja Vimochana Guerilla Sainyada Yuva Guerilla Sanghatane’ reads: Akhila Bharath Congress Convention in 1976 resolved to form NSS along with Youth Congress. The handbill calls the camp a ‘joke’, which was started under the leadership of Sanjay Gandhi.

When the news of the naxal visit spread ANF DIG Alok Kumar, SP Vikas Kumar among others rushed to Kigga and beefed up operations in Siremane, Chatnamane, Sindodi, Talacanthakudike and nearby villages.

The officials even visited JCBM College and interacted with the students and said that naxal activity is a threat to internal security of the nation.

“This is a conspiracy to spoil the society and hence students should not fall prey to any claims of the naxalites. Students should only concentrate on their studies,” the officials told the students.

Speaking to the reporters DIG Alok Kumar said that the cops have not yet arrived at a conclusion whether the team which killed Sadashiva Gowda had done this act or it is some other group.

He said that the naxalites could do this only with the help of local persons. Police have started ‘naka bandi’ at Karkala-Sringeri road.

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