A poster reportedly released by Maoists In Telangana has sparked off tension, after it threatened the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly S Madhusudana Chary, and his family on Wednesday.
The alleged Maoist poster was found in a proposed open cast mining site, and was said to be written by Damodar, secretary of the Khammam-Karimanagar and Warangal (KKW) district committee of the Maoists.
The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), is planning to acquire the site for a proposed open cast mine. The poster stated that the Maoist party was against land acquisition being done by the state government in the area, which was leaving SCs and STs landless, The Hindu reported.
The poster also mentioned the names of Speaker S Madhusudana Chary, who was elected as a legislator from Bhupalapally, and his three sons, saying that âthey would be taught a lessonâ.
While warning the politicians with dire consequences, the letter also said that that there were only eight people arrested in a land scam, pertaining to over 100 acres.
"The then government conducted an inquiry and cases were booked against only eight people. The TRS government which was in opposition then is now ruling the state, but it seems to have turned a colluder,â TOI quoted the poster as saying.
Meanwhile, the police are investigating the authenticity of the poster.
Speaking to TOI, Bhupalapally SP R Bhaskaran said, âDuring Maoist Week celebrations, a similar poster was put out on July 27. We suspect the posters were put out by some local leaders in the name of Maoists."
Speaking to The Hindu, a senior police officer claimed, "I donât think it was put up by Maoists, but more an act of some miscreants. The posters that surfaced in Venkatapuram mandal in July were put up by Maoists or their sympathisers. But this one in Bhupalpally does not seem to be the handiwork of Maoists".
Earlier in May, a poster allegedly released by Naxalites from the group âRachakonda dalamâ targeting CM K Chandrasekhar Rao and MLA P Shekar Reddy, was later found out to be released by political rivals.