The AJSU Party, alliance partner of Raghubar Das government, stepped up ante against BJP-led NDA government demanding hanging of dreaded Maoist Kundan Pahan.
Party legislator Vikas Singh Munda sat on an indefinite fast at Morhabadi ground here on Sunday demanding hanging of Pahan. He said that the government should take action against the dreaded extremist, who killed his father, then JD (U) MLA from Tamar in 2008.
About 15 CPI (Maoist) rebels had entered a school premise and sprayed bullet on former minister and JD (U) legislator Ramesh Singh Munda killing him on the spot.
“Kundan not only killed my father, he challenged the police. But sadly the government is welcoming him to the mainstream,” he said.
He added, “The dreaded extremist has eliminated many innocent people, including a police officer. He should be taught how death feels like. The government should not reward him.”
Vikas wondered that while the government had paid Rs 1 lakh to his family as compensation when his father was killed. “However, now the government has dolled out Rs 15 lakh to killer of my father for his surrender. It should revisit the surrender policy and take a fresh look,” he said.
He also said Kundan enrolled many children into the CPI (Maoist) fold and handed then guns later when they should have held pen instead.
AJSU party spokesperson Dev Sharan Bhagat, who along with 100 party workers were present at the venue, said the government should change its attitude towards the Left Wing Extremism. He said the indefinite fast would continue on rotation basis till Kundan was hanged. He questioned how the police administration could reward a dreaded extremist, who had killed one of its promising officers.