October 3, 2020 7:39:23 pm
A division commander of the Maoist forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur has been killed by the members of his personal group, police officers have stated.
Bijapur police stated they’ve acquired info that Gangaloor Area Committee in-charge and Divisional Committee Member Modiyam Vijja (34) was killed by his personal cadres. According to sources, Vijja had a battle together with his group, who suspected him of spying for police, and on the orders of his deputy, was strangled to dying on Thursday within the jungles between Kirandul and Gangaloor.
According to police, Vijja was liable for a spate of assaults on villages within the space, with 12 individuals in Bijapur, together with a forest ranger and policemen, killed over the previous month alone. He had greater than 18 FIRs registered in opposition to him and carried a reward of Rs eight lakh on his head, officers stated.
IGP Bastar division P Sundarraj stated, “This is a vital improvement within the background of current civilian killings within the South Bastar area. DVCM Vijja was the cadre behind many of the civilian killings and rallies being organised in Gangaloor space in West Bastar Division area of Bijapur district.”
Vijja, who had allegedly joined the Maoist ranks through the occasions of Salwa Judum, was a resident of Mankeli village. He was cremated within the early hours of Friday, an official aware about the case stated.
According to officers in Bastar division, Vijja’s killing hints in direction of an inner strife throughout the Maoist cadres. A senior official stated, “There is a divide that’s changing into outstanding within the numerous strata of the cadres, the place the decrease rungs aren’t happy with the senseless violence, with no precise consequence. The police have additionally prolonged their outreach throughout Covid-19 occasions, which has helped the forces as a result of villagers are appreciative of us.”
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