Yesterday, West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee addressed a rally in South Calcutta, where she broke her silence regarding the death of the Maoist leader Kishan’ji. She defended the encounter by the joint security forces.
She told that the forces waited for three days long for the Maoist leader to surrender, but the rebel did not. The forces offered them safe passage and security. Instead they started firing from the forest. Around 500 villagers might have been in danger if the forces did not reply. Reportedly, about 1000 round bullets have been fired.
The Chief Minister and the security forces have already told that the rebel leader was not killed in a fake encounter. She also mentioned that the rebel group is planning to carry out a high magnitude attack; it may be the metro station or a market complex. Mamata told that the Maoists are planning to eliminate her and other Trinamool leaders. Trinamool have already stated to its district leaders not to hold any rally or meeting after dusk and not to reply to any unknown people at night.
In Kolkata, police have already started to watch out for Maoist sympathizers. IB (Intelligence Branch) is sensing that some rebel might sneak in from states like Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha to carry out attacks so that their sprit does not go down. CPI (Maoist)’s central committee has called for a countrywide bandh on 4th and 5th December.