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Will abduct and kill more cops, say Maoists

October 20, 2009 20:11 IST

Maoists for the first time claimed responsibility for the gruesome killing of Jharkhand police officer Francis Induwar.

In a telephonic interview to CNN-IBN from an undisclosed location top Maoist leader Kishenji admitted that it was the Maoists who had abducted and beheaded Induwar.
 
He also said that more policemen would be killed if they were caught infiltrating the Maoists' ranks.
 
Kishenji justified the beheading of Induwar, saying it is part of guerilla warfare.
 
"The Centre is waging a war against us and we are raising a people's war," he said. 
 
Kishenij was speaking after Maoists killed two cops and took one more hostage in West Bengal's West Midnapore.
 
He hinted that the two abducted policemen could also be killed if the Maoists' conditions are not met. .
 
"We are putting a condition before the West Bengal government that all the advancement of forces must be stopped immediately only then we will release the two officers," Kishanji said.

The PM, home minister and Bengal CM will be responsible if further lives are lost."  
 
He also demanded the immediate release of Maoist leaders currently in detention.