Chhattisgarh: Cases of Arsening and Looting by CRPF cops
Posted by Admin on August 5, 2009
News Published on July 2nd: The killings of force and Salva Judum workers by naxals is continuously happening in the remote-south Bastar. Innocent tribals are being killed and arsening in villages are taking place naming the villagers as naxal supporters. The tribals are not coming forward with the complaints of such incidents, being obstructed by the forces. The teams of intellectuals visiting such locations to get acquainted with facts behind such instances too are being victimised of force’s tortures. This fact has been disclosed by the professor of Delhi University. Nandini Sundara, Prof. J. P. Rao of Usmania University and professor of Irma Ajay Dandekar after returning back from interiors after facing forces tortures even after the fact that they visited said places only after getting collectors permission. In their press conference they stated that they had planned to have visit of village Bechhapad after getting the reports of arsenings there. For collecting the facts. They started for said village alongwith a local NGO Kopa Kunjam on 8th July got permissions only after having talks of D. G. Chhattisgarh, CRPF personnel and Collector Bijapur, there in the village they found that forces have gone to the said village on 28th June 2009, and there the force has set to fire 40 houses. There the instances of killing of two persons and lootings was also done by force.
The villagers described to this team that Rama Aytu was ploughing in his field at the moment, when the force entered into the village, when under force’s fear he tried to run away he was killed by cops there. Other villagers terrorised with force started escaping towards forest. The cops covered one Oyam Sukli (17), her father lakko and uncle Sannu, after beating both of them with guns. But, they dragged Sukli to Ajareb Nallah. On third day her dead body was recovered at other bank of the said Nallah, the cops had also committed arsenings in 5 houses of village Kondapal and looted 4 houses. The villagers informed about arsening of 7 houses and lootings also at the village Gahnar.
The members of this visiting team had left their jeep at Cherli, on return the Valuable items kept in jeep was found stolen. Later it was heard that Judum leaders and SHO have came there on Cherli village. The SHO denying to register their FIR intended to witheld the members of this team for entire night. Anyhow, at 11:30 PM only they were released after a series of requests to various officials.
Under such the alarming high handedness of force, cops it is not the easy job to seek justice for the villagers who are being victimised of tortures of Salva Judum and force together.
After filing petition in supreme court, the apex high court has ordered for rehabilitation of displaced tribals and compensation for such persons. But, this direction of supreme court is being contempted, and the villagers are being tortured with greater quantum. eTDS