PUCL December 2005
CPI (Maoist) leader, Mr. Bijoy alias Prasad dissapeared in Raipur
Chattisgarh Lok Swatantrya Sangathan (PUCL)
The Chhattissgarh PUCL has received today a letter from the Secretary, Chhattisgarh State Committee, CPI (Maoist).The letter says that a senior leader and member of the central committee of the CPI (Maoist) who had come to Raipur for treatment ,has suddenly disappeared on the evening of 28.12.05.There is a strong possibility that he has been apprehended by the police and put under arrest.
The PUCL feels that, in the event of arrest, given the fact that
this has been kept secret, there is a serious threat to the life of
the arrested person. We wish to bring this incident to the notice of
public and the state authorities in order to safeguard the human
( Dr Binayak Sen),
For Urgent Attention
Peoples Union for Democratic Rights
We have received information from PUCL Chhatisgarh about a CPI (Maoist) leader and Central Committee member, Mr. Bijoy alias Prasad having disappeared from Raipur since the evening of 28.12.2005, where he had gone for treatment.
PUDR has recently highlighted the lawlessness with which state forces have been conduting themselves in anti-naxalite operations in Chhatisgarh. Tribals in Bastar are being killed by the security forces and the dead bodies are being disposed off without even a record.
Given this context we fear for the life of the 67 year old arrested CPI (Maoist) leader.
Peoples Union for Democratic Rights, Delhi (PUDR) therefore demands
that the Chhatisgarh state authorities respect the rule of law and
immediately announce the detention of the leader and register a formal
Peoples Union For Democratic Rights, Delhi (India)