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Conspiracy to Implicate Maoists

The removal of panroles on the railway track near Jhargram in West Bengal leading to the accident of Kurla-bound Gyaneshwari Express and consequent deaths of 150 innocent civilians and injuries to over 200 passengers is highly condemnable. The central committee, CPI(Maoist), expresses its deep sorrow at the tragic incident and shares the suffering and pain of the families of the deceased. Strangely, the tragic incident which took place on the inter vening night of 28/29 May is being used by the West Bengal government, the police and some ruling class parties like the Bharatiya Janata Party and the CPI(M) to tarnish the image of the CPI(Maoist) and gain legitimacy for the counter-revolutionary war unleashed by the Indian state against the poorest sections of the Indian society led by the Maoists.

Baseless accusations against the Maoist revolutionaries are part of the dirty disinformation campaign let loose by the rulers through their police-intelligence agencies and their pet media. For two days after the incident the police did not even confirm whether a blast had occurred at the site let alone finding any clue about the involvement of the Maoists or the People’s Committee against Police Atrocities. However, they came up with the theory of Maoist involvement with the argument that the area is a hotbed of the Maoists, and that the Maoists had been targeting trains for some time.

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