Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today refused to lend credence to a report that Maoist leader Kishenji, whose whereabouts were not known after a recent encounter with the joint forces, was holed up in the jungles of West Midnapore.
"Police have said they don't buy the story that Kishenji has given the interview. The police, of course, can
do more and find out," Chidambaram told reporters here when asked about a purported interview of the top Maoist leader in a national daily.
There were unconfirmed reports that Kishenji had suffered serious injuries or had died in a recent fierce
encounter with the joint forces in the forests on the West Bengal-Jharkhand border.