"that all arrested comrades be produced before the court immediately!"
2 May 2011. A World to Win News Service. Following is a 1 May press release by Abhay,
spokesperson for the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Maoist). There is particular urgency to the demand that all those arrested be brought before the court immediately, since many other Indian revolutionaries have been murdered after being captured, with the authorities claiming that they were killed in an armed "encounter". This is what happened in July 2010 when security forces caught and killed the CPI(Maoist) leader Comrade Azad (Cherukuri Rajkumar) and the journalist Hemchandra Pandey in Andhra Pradesh as part of the central government's Operation Green Hunt, a military offensive against the jungle areas where the Maoist-led revolution is strong among the tribal peoples.
The central intelligence agencies and the notorious APSIB goons arrested our three CC comrades –V. Subramanyam, Vijay Kumar Arya and Punendu Shekhar Mukherjee – along with some other comrades and sympathizers, in Katihar district of Bihar on precise information. In fact, comrade Subramanyam has been under surveillance by APSIB since so many months. They had even planned to assassinate him. But because of exposure of their conspiracy before the people, they couldn't kill him. The licensed killers of APSIB and other Indian intelligence wings trained by the CIA and Mossad have been targeting the leaders of the Indian Revolution as part of their "War on the People" for a long time. Beloved leaders of the Indian people like Azad, Patel Sudhakar, Shakhamuri Apparao, Prasad and BK were murdered by these killers by the orders of Sonia-Manmohan-Chidambaram ruling clique [the head of the ruling Congress party, Prime Minister and Home Minister respectively], hand in glove with their imperialist masters. Some other leaders and activists were arrested and put in dungeons of various jails.
The Indian ruling classes on the one hand have been selling out the nation to the multinational corporations and big business, signing hundreds of MoUs [agreements] with them, on the other hand they have been trying to crush the revolutionary movement so as to make sure that no resistance is put up against their anti-people and pro-imperialist policies. As our party is in the forefront of mass struggles against this corrupt, oppressive and exploitative system, the Indian ruling classes are using every repressive tool at their disposal so as to leave the Indian masses leaderless.
CC, CPI(Maoist) condemns the illegal arrests and mental and physical torture subjected to these comrades. We call upon the workers, peasants, students, intellectuals and all oppressed sections of our country to condemn the unjust war of the ruling classes against people and come forward to advance the Indian New Democratic Revolution wiping out feudalism, the comprador/bureaucrat bourgeoisie and imperialism.