An offshoot of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), the People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI), earlier known to operate only in a few districts of Jharkhand, has penetrated into Chhattisgarh’s Jashpur district.
The Jashpur police were taken aback after recovering pamphlets and posters pasted by the PLFI in villages.
The literature exhorted farmers and labourers to unite against capitalist forces and create a new social order. Though Jashpur is categorised as Naxal-affected due to its proximity to the borders of Orissa and Jharkhand, it has not seen any major Naxal attack.
Alarmed police swung into action after the villagers revealed that PLFI had intensified their activities in the interiors of Jashpur.
Talking to Hindustan Times on Tuesday, Chhattisgarh DGP Vishwaranjan said, “The PLFI appears to be a group comprising CPI(Maoists) operating mainly in the border areas of Jharkhand. Of late, they have been active in Gumla and Jashpur districts. They are trying to establish their base in Chhattisgarh through recruitment of youths but our forces have been put on alert.”