Maoists have banished six families from their village in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, about 450 km south of Raipur, after finding them guilty of having one member each in the police force.
The Maoists branded 47 members of the families in Kantulnar village police informers at a jan adalat — a kangaroo court — on Friday and passed their verdict.
The banished families relocated to Dagapara hamlet near the district headquarters within hours of the rebel ruling. The families told mediapersons on Sunday they had informed the police, but no one had turned up to help so far.
According to one of the banished villagers, some of their kin were special police officers (a force disbanded on Supreme Court orders) and a few worked as home guards. “We are now living in a couple of huts,” he said.
BJD leader shot dead Rourkela: A local BJD leader was killed by suspected Maoists in Rangangpur area of Odisha's Sundargarh district, police said on Sunday.
The bullet-riddled body of Hardeep Singh, who had been taken away from his house by some people on Saturday night, was found near Bilegarh on Sunday morning.
Besides, a hand written poster was found from the spot which claimed that People's Liberation Front of India was responsible for the killing. pti