Thiruvanathapuram: Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, is now under threat from communist terror outfit the Maoists. A letter received at Vadakkara police station in Kozhikode district says that the Chief Minister is responsible for the deaths of seven Maoists, who were gunned down by the elite police force.
The letter says that the Chief Minister will be given appropriate punishment by the group. The letter is signed by Badhar Moosa, Vice President of the Western Ghats Kabanidal Action Committee. He has signed the letter for the Urban Action Team.
Several leaflets were also found along with the letter. The letter also says that the Perambara Sub Inspector, Harish, is a disgrace to the land and that the Urban Action Team of the outfit will give him a befitting punishment.
The security of the Chief Minister had been increased earlier itself as he faced threats from Maoists. Recently, four Maoists were gunned down by the elite police force, Thunder Bolts, in the forest area of Palakkad.
The rise of Maoist presence in the state increased after they were supported by many members and leaders of CPI(M) and CPI. Members of these two mainstream left parties always defended the cause of Maoists.
Police recently reported that around 500 pro-Maoists were working as CPI(M) members throughout the state. The ruling communist party is slowly waking up to the threat of Maoism.
Interestingly, the CPI and certain CPI(M) leaders condemned charging two members of CPI(M) under UAPA for supporting Maoism. However, Pinarayai Vijayan, sensing the dangers of the armed group did not back down and the charges prevailed against them.
During one of his speech, Pinarayi, reminded that Maoists had killed many CPI(M) members in West Bengal.