Police put up posters for CMAS chief’s arrest
Posted by Admin on December 7, 2009
KORAPUT: Police put up posters of Nachika Linga, president of Chasi Muliya Adivasi Sangh (CMAS), in different parts of the district on Friday to nab him. Linga heads the Maoist-backed CMAS Narayanpatna unit and is allegedly involved in several cases, including the attack on Narayanpatna police station.
Linga is on the run after two CMAS activists were killed and many others injured in police firing when over 300 CMAS activists led by Linga gheraoed the police station on November 20 and allegedly tried to loot arms. “We have put up posters at several villages in Narayanpatna police station area and a at few specific locations. We are hopeful of arresting Linga soon,” SP (Koraput) Deepak Kumar said.
The poster states that Nachika Linga of Bhaliaput village is involved in different cases in Narayanpatna and Bandhugaon areas. And, whoever provides vital information about his whereabouts will be financially rewarded. Identity of the informer will be kept as secret.
Anyone who wants to share information on Linga can contact either the Narayanpatna police station (Phone: 06855-264464) or police control room Koraput (Phone: 06852-250342).
Meanwhile, hundreds of non-tribal families who had left Narayanpatna fearing CMAS attacks have started returning. Officials said the administration had accommodated over 300 families in three separate temporary relief camps in the district.
“Financial assistance will be provided to those families whose homes have been partially damaged and those who have completely lost their homes will be provided houses under Mo Kudia Yojana. We will also give polythene sheets to those who need it,” collector (Koraput) Gadadhar Parida said. “All round efforts are being made by the administration to ensure that tribals and non-tribals live in harmony in their respective villages,” he said.
The CMAS had been on a land grabbing spree in the area for nearly a year. The outfit has occupied around 2,000 acres of non-tribal lands claiming it to be their own and has distributed the same among the landless non-tribals.
Hundreds of homes across several villages were damaged during the offensives. Several non-tribal families had left their villages out of fear of being attacked. TOI