Three dead bodies of the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists, suspected to have been murdered by cadres of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), were found from Sarenga area in Bankura District on May 21, reported PTI. However, CPI-M leaders have shed the blame on the Maoist-backed People's Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA). One party activist is still missing, Police added.
In the meantime, DNA reported that according to a joint report by the Intelligence Bureau and West Bengal intelligence, CPI-Maoist has set up an eight-member special coordination committee to improve coordination between different units in Maoist affected States. Lalgarh in West Midnapore District would reside the headquarters of this Maoist committee.
The report says the eight representatives in the new committee are Papa Rao and Gopal from Dantewada-Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), Arjun and Bihari from Gurbandha, Sukhdev and Uday from Malkangiri-Koraput (Orissa) and Kanchan and Shahebda from Junglemahal. Shahebda is a CPI-Maoist politburo member and Kanchan is a state secretary in West Bengal. The report added that all eight Maoists are currently thrashing in the Belpahari region of West Midnapore District.