Midnapore: Within 48-hours of four suspected Maoists rebels been arrested from Junglemahal, several posters have emerged in a village in the region against the Trinamool government and its leaders.
In the posters, hand-scribbled in Bengali with red ink, apart from urging people for a united fight against the corrupt practices of Mamata Banerjee government, threats have been issued for severing the heads of at least two Trinamool leaders.
They are state transport minister Suvendu Adhikari and Trinamool Salboni constituency MLA Srikanta Mahato.
In September, hand-scribbled posters were found at Haldia and Tamuk in East Midnapore calling for severing the head of the minister’s brother and Lok Sabha MP Dibyendu Adhikari. On that occasion, the posters were ascribed to Yuva Morcha, the youth wing of the BJP.
Today’s posters were found at Murakata village in West Midnapore. Those were lying by the road hand in a fashion that is typical of the Maoists and also ascribed to the banned rebel group CPI (Maoist).
The area where the posters have been found is bordering Jharkhand, where the Maoists have been indulging in violence often. Owing to this, police are not viewing those as fake Maoist posters aimed at simply creating a panic.
On 13 November evening, police arrested four men from Goaltore in West Midnapore with Maoist leaflets and literature. Police claim that they had gone there to hold a secret meeting with the villagers.