A high-alert was sounded across the state of Chhattisgarh Monday morning, as the People’s Liberation of Guerilla Army (PLGA) — the military wing of the proscribed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) — got ready for their week-long anniversary that commences Dec 2.
Security precautions were put into place after the recovery of leaflets, urging people to observe the ninth anniversary of the PLGA (Dec 2-8), from the Bijapur district of the state.
The leaflets, in Gondi language, further asked people to join the CPI-Maoist and enroll as PLGA fighters.
“Police are ready to meet any situation; we have made all preparations to give a befitting reply to Maoists during the PLGA anniversary celebrations,” Bijapur District Superintendent of Police Avinash Mohanty was quoted as saying.
Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur, Kanker and Bastar districts are part of the 40,000 sq km Bastar region that has been a traditional flash-point of Maoist violence.