Kishanji’s death: Swami Agnivesh demands probe

Debashis Konar, TNN Nov 25, 2011, 05.01AM IST

KOLKATA: Swami Agnivesh, once an interlocutor between the Centre and the Maoists, wants a proper judicial probe into the feared encounter death of Maoist military strategist Koteswar Rao, alias Kishanji. Agnivesh made the same demand after Maoist leader Azad was killed, which did not get a positive response from the Manmohan Singh government.

“The Prime Minister had then promised a judicial probe. I waited in vain and finally moved the Supreme Court. The apex court ordered the CBI to submit an interim report on Azad’s death within six weeks. The CBI has not submitted the report after six months,” the Swami said.

Swami Agnivesh is also worried about the chances of a fresh spurt in violence in Jangalmahal. “The feared death of Kishanji might spur violence in Jangalmahal. I am against any kind of violence and had tried to mediate between the Maoists and the government. But things did not work out as Azad was killed.”

“I shall still ask the Maoists to go for ceasefire,” he said. The Arya Samaj leader also appealed to chief minister Mamata Banerjee not to escalate violence as poor tribal villagers will be affected most. He held that security forces are not the answer to the Maoist problem.

“I am waiting for Friday to get detailed report on the development. I want to check out if Kishanji was killed in captive situation or it was an encounter. Often policemen adopt the strategy of fake encounter as it was the situation with Azad. So, I am not sure if Kishanji was killed in fake encounter,” he said.

In line with Agnivesh, several human rights organization like APDR, CPIML (New development) and even the Lalgarh Manch has demanded a judicial probe into the death of Kishanji. There are chances that some of the rights group will bring out a rally in the city on Friday to protest the killing of Kishanji, a senior police officer said.

Telugu poet and Maoist sympathizer Varvara Rao on Thursday demanded that the Centre and West Bengal government should make arrangements for Kishanji’s niece Deepa to identify his body. Deepa stays at Peddapalli town in Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh. Even attempts are on to contact Ganesh, who is at present hiding in Chattisgarh forest.

Criticising the Trinamool government for “damaging” peace talks with Maoists, Rao said Mamata Banerjee spoke of peace while carrying out joint force operations. “This is nothing but deception,” Rao said.

Courtesy: Times of India, 25 November,2011

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9 Responses to “Kishanji’s death: Swami Agnivesh demands probe”

  1. Anabil Sengupta 26 November 2011 at 11:19 PM #

    Thanks for News……

  2. biplab das 27 November 2011 at 6:55 AM #

    “The Prime Minister had then promised a judicial probe. I waited in vain and finally moved the Supreme Court. The apex court ordered the CBI to submit an interim report on Azad’s death within six weeks. The CBI has not submitted the report after six months,” the Swami said.”———– the real picture of our great rulers.

  3. Shamindra Ghosh 27 November 2011 at 10:44 PM #

    Thanks for this post.
    Regards,

  4. Ranjan Mondal 27 November 2011 at 11:12 PM #

    This our so called great democracy.Today the politician(Neta -Netri)are great liar of the country.I think that greatest threat for our country today are our politician(N ETA-NETRI).CM Mamata follows the path of P.Chidambaram in the name of development.I also support the demand of Swami Agnivesh for a separate judicial probe in that matter.like SIT monitored by Supreme Court.

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    Sumitra 28 November 2011 at 12:10 PM #

    People have forgotten that all along through the last more than 2 yrs armed forces have been active in the jungles of Lalgarh. In spite of promises made earlier, the force was never withdrawn. It has to be rememberd that people who live in these jungles have not come out from their native place to fight with outsiders. It is the armed forces that have intruded into their terrain. We know how they occupied their school buildings and smashed their health centers.

    So, to start any kind of peace talk, the first condition should have been to withdraw the forces. Now, after killing one of the leaders in this ‘dubious’ manner it will be very difficult to carry on any further ‘peace’ talks. The opportunity is lost forever.

  6. suman 28 November 2011 at 6:00 PM #

    very good post.

  7. Dwijapada Bouri 29 November 2011 at 1:14 PM #

    Good post, thanks

  8. Madhusudan Mahato 29 November 2011 at 1:48 PM #

    Good post. Thanks

  9. JAYA VINDHYALA 12 March 2013 at 11:31 PM #

    LEGAL DEMAND AND JUSTIFIABLE DEMAND..


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